CRUX (Challenging Recreation. Unleashing Experience.), Mount St. Mary’s University outdoor adventures program, provides an extensive range of opportunities for its community to explore the Mount?s unique and picturesque setting among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains ? and beyond. World class whitewater, pristine wilderness, meandering streams, breathtaking vistas, expansive trail networks and magnificent cliffs are all nearby ready for you to enjoy and appreciate.
CRUX is comprised of four areas: a wilderness tripping program, teambuilding services, a resource center (The Underground) and a leadership development program. Whether you?re interested in exploring the muddy depths of the earth, scaling a sheer rock face, bounding down turbulent rapids or even discovering yourself, you can do it with CRUX. Explore the local surroundings on a weekend excursion or explore the country and even the globe on a weeklong expedition.