Ahlberg Gear House

The Ahlberg Gear House is an on-campus resource for students, faculty, and staff to rent outdoor equipment. Focusing on Rentals, Resources, and Repair, the Gear House is also a hub for trip planning, gear tuning, and gear repair.

Hours of Operations

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday 4:00 - 6:00pm

Rental Options

Personal Rentals

There are ample opportunities to recreate outdoors in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Southwest, and the Ahlberg Gear House aims to provide the equipment to help members of our campus community to get out and play!  If you have a valid CC Gold Card, you are eligible to rent.  Please reference our “Inventory and Prices” section below to learn more about what we have to offer and our rental rates.

Trip Rentals

Students attending an Outdoor Education trip will receive a 50% discount on the items needed for that trip.  They must show their trip registration to a Gear House staff member at the time of the rental to receive the discount.  Items rented must be returned by the date specified or they will be responsible for covering late fees at full price until the item(s) are returned.

Departmental Rentals

The Ahlberg Gear House can be a great resource in helping equip our students for departmental or academic field trips. There are two different options for Departmental Rentals - Group and Individual Rentals.

- Departmental Group Rentals

Group rentals allow for equipment that will be used by many, to be rented by a single person, this may be best when a large number of the same type of items are being rented, (i.e. snowshoes for the entire class).


Costs Covered By: Department (PCard at Time of Rental)

  • A representative of the department rents all items for the group under their name and pays with a department PCard. 

  • The representative/department is responsible for all items rented, returning all items (at the same time) and for covering damage/replacement/late fees as needed. 


*The Ahlberg Gear House does not currently take reservations.  If a department is interested in securing equipment for a group rental, please complete the "Group Rental Request Form" two weeks in advance to inquire, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

 

Group Rental Request Form

- Departmental Individual Rentals

Individual rentals are when each person comes and rents equipment under their own name and is best when the equipment needs vary from person to person, the individual requires a lot of different items, and/or the items are dependent on size (i.e. clothing, boots, backpacks, etc).


Costs Covered By: Department (Student Pays and is Reimbursed)

  • Each individual who needs to rent equipment comes to the Gear House, rents under their name and pays with their own money.  They forward the receipt to the department administrator who processes a reimbursement.

  • The individual is responsible for all items rented, for the return of their items and for covering damage/replacement/late fees as needed.

Costs Covered By: Student (Pays at Time of Rental)

  • If the department is not covering the costs for the rentals, the individual will be responsible to rent the equipment on their own during Gear House hours and pay for the rental.

  • The individual is responsible for all items rented, the return of their items and for covering damage/replacement/late fees as needed.

Inventory and Prices

Click the category images below to see our rental items and prices.
general equipment rates
Rental rates for general equipment
RENTAL ITEM
1ST DAY RATE
ADD'L DAY RATE
Backpack

$3

$2

Daypack

$2

$1

First Aid Kit

FREE

FREE

Stuff Sack

FREE

FREE

Trowel

$1

$.50

Map

$1

$.50

Bouldering Pad

$3

$2

Climbing Shoes

$2

$1

Climbing Helmet

FREE

FREE

Hammock

$2

$1

Trekking Pole

$1

$.50

Camp Chair - Crazy Creek

$2

$1

Sleeping equipment rates
Rental rates for sleeping equipment
RENTAL ITEM
1ST DAY RATE
ADD'L DAY RATE
Sleeping Bag

$3

$2

Sleeping Bag Liner

$1

$.50

Sleeping Pad

$2

$1

Tent - Bivy (1 person)

$2

$1

Tent (3 person)

$3

$2

Tent (4 person)

$4

$3

Tent (6 person)

$6

$4

Tarp (Sun Shade)

$2

$1

Tarp (Ground)

$1

$.50

Cooking equipmemt rates
Rental rates for cooking equipment
RENTAL ITEM
1ST DAY RATE
ADD'L DAY RATE
Two-Burner Stove

$3

$2

Whisperlite Stove

$3

$2

Whisperlite Fuel Bottle

$2

$.50

Stove Repair Kit

FREE

FREE

Pot / Pan

$1

$.50

Utensil / Lid / Cutting Board

$1

$.25

Cook Set
(includes two pots/lids and a pan)

$3

$1.50

Gluten-Free Cook Set
(includes pot/lid/cooking utensils)

$3

$1.50

Water Jug (2.5 Gallon)

$1

$.50

Water Jug (5 Gallon)

$2

$1

Dromedary

$1

$.50

Water Purification

$1

$.25

Cooler (Large)

$4

$3

Cooler (Medium)

$3

$2

Cooler (Small)

$2

$1

Bear Can

$2

$1

Bear Bag (Ursack)

$2

$1

Bear Hang Kit

$2

$1

clothing rental rates
Rental rates for clothing and outerwear equipment
RENTAL ITEM
1ST DAY RATE
ADD'L DAY RATE
Hiking Boots

FREE

FREE

Rain Jacket

FREE

FREE

Puffy Jacket

FREE

FREE

Rain Pant

FREE

FREE

Ski Pant

FREE

FREE

Mid-Layer Top

FREE

FREE

Gloves

FREE

FREE

Gaiters

$1

$.50

paddling equipment rates
Rental rates for paddling equipment
 
RENTAL ITEM
1ST DAY RATE
ADD'L DAY RATE
Kayak (Hardshell)

$5

$3

Stand Up Paddleboard

$10

$7

Duckie (Inflatable) - Single

$6

$4

Duckie (Inflatable) - Double

$10

$7

Packraft Kit (and paddle)

$20

$12

Raft Package
(inclues raft, paddles/oars, pump and pfds)

Advanced Reservation Required - Complete Form Here

$75

$55

Pump

$1

$.50

Whitewater Helmet

FREE

FREE

Paddle

$2

$1

PFD

FREE

FREE

Wetsuit

$3

$2

Dry Top

$3

$2

Spray Skirt

$2

$1

Dry Bag - Lg/XL

$3

$2

Dry Bag - Sm/Md

$2

$1

Neoprene Booties/Pogies

$1

$1

Cam Straps

$1

$.50

Paco Sleeping Pad

$2

$1

Car Rack Kit (Foam)

FREE

FREE

fly fishing equipment rates
Rental rates for fly fishing equipment
RENTAL ITEM
1ST DAY RATE
ADD'L DAY RATE
Fly Rod - 4 piece

$3

$2

Fly Rod - 2 piece

$2

$1

Fly Rod - Tenkara

$2

$1

Waders

$3

$2

Boots

$2

$1

Vests

$1

$1

Biking equipment rates
Rental rates for biking equipment
RENTAL ITEM
1ST DAY RATE
ADD'L DAY RATE
Fat Bike

$12

$8

E-Bike (Pedal Assist)

$12

$8

Bike Helmet

FREE

FREE

Bike Repair Kit

FREE

FREE

Bike Pogies

$1

$1

Tank Bag (Bikepacking)

$1

$1

Handlebar Bag (Bikepacking)

$2

$1

Seatpost Bag (Bikepacking)

$2

$1

winter equipment rates
Rental rates for winter equipment
RENTAL ITEM
1ST DAY RATE
ADD'L DAY RATE
Snowshoes

$3

$2

Snowshoe Tail Extenders

FREE

FREE

Microspikes

$2

$1

Ski Helmet

FREE

FREE

Goggles

$1

$.50

Ski / Trekking Pole

$1

$.50

Avalanche Beacon

$3

$2

Avalanche Probe

$2

$1

Shovel

$2

$1

Ice Axe

$2

$1

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Facility Hours

Outdoor Education Center
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
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Please visit each facility page for more information regarding hours for the Gear House, Bike & Ski Co-op and the Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym.

Contact Us

(719) 389-6803

931 N. Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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