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WWO: Lassen Backpack & Rock Climb

July 26, 2019 - July 30, 2019

Wildcat Wilderness Orientation (WWO) is a fantastic way for incoming students at CSU, Chico to become acquainted with college life through the outdoors. Adventure Outings╩╝experienced outdoor instructors, who are Chico State students themselves, will guide students on adventure-filled trips throughout Northern California, where they will dive into activities such as backpacking, kayaking and rock climbing.

Experience a multitude of volcanic formations on the Lassen Backpack and Rock climbing trip. Lassen is a very unique geological place and is only a two hour drive from Chico. It is one of the only public land areas in the world that contains the 4 types of volcanoes (all currently dormant) known to exist: the shield volcano (Prospect Peak), the plug-dome (Lassen Peak), the composite (Brokeoff Peak), and the cinder cone (Cinder Cone). This trip will begin with a day of rock climbing before transitioning to backpacking. NO PREVIOUS CLIMBING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY to register for this trip. We will begin at our indoor climbing wall to teach the basics before progressing to outdoor climbing.

*Includes transportationduring the trip, technical gear, park usage fees, meals, experienced leadership, and WWO merchandise.

Trip Rating

There will be a few days of backpacking, which can be challenging for some – but totally worth it! For details on trip ratings click here.

More information: For more information view the Registration and Info Packet or call us at (530)898-3546 or email us at There are NO PRE-TRIP MEETINGS FOR WWO TRIPS. All information will be sent via email.

Medical Issues
If you have any major medical issues including, but not limited to, diabetes, asthma, severe allergies, cardiac issues or seizures please contact us PRIOR to registering for a trip.