The Climbing Program is open to all individuals who are at least 14 years of age or 13 years old and completed 8th grade when they plan to participate in the program and Scout Leaders. All Scouts and leaders must have a current medical form and agreement to participate form .

The program’s emphasis is climbing and rappelling. The Climbing Program builds on basic team and individual skills developed under the COPE program.

Participants in the Climbing Program should anticipate that overnight stays will be in a backpacking/low impact format. Participants should plan to bring their own meals, cooking can be individual or by the patrol method. Participants will be requested to wear long pants on all Climbing activities, bring clothing and personal items appropriate for the season and weather conditions (insect repellent).

The start point for the Climbing Program is the gathering area in Challenge Valley, the High Adventure area of Camp Rainey Mountain. Here the participants will be issued helmets and harnesses, learn basic knots used in climbing, rope management skills, and learn belay skills. Climbing and rappelling skills will be practiced on the Tower in Challenge Valley and various natural rock sites.

The primary offsite climbing site for the Climbing Program is Mt Currahee located in Toccoa, GA.  This site is on the way back toward Atlanta which is on the way home for most.  The end point for the Climbing Program is at the top of Mt Currahee.  Here all participants will return helmets and climbing gear and head home.


If you would like additional information on these programs, send a email to Council Climbing Director: Jimi Avery or Jason Bach


Climbing Weekends

Several Climbing Weekends are scheduled from August through May each year. 

2018-19 Climbing Registration


Please email your Registration Forms to Heather Sisk at the Jefferson Service Center


Medical Screening / Liability Release

All participants must complete and sign a Medical Screening/Liability Release
Medical Information for Youth High Adventure Participants
Medical Information for Adult High Adventure Participants



Two Day Climbing Instructor Training

Council Climbing Instructor Training weekends are regularly scheduled for individuals volunteering to joining the Council Climbing Team.


  • Course begins Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 8:30am till Sunday, Oct. 7th @ 4:30pm
  • Class will be held at Camp Rainey Mountain and Mt. Currahee with a max. class size of 20 participants.
  • Cost is $50 by 5:00pm on Friday, September 7th 2018 after then it will be $65 
  • Fees includes: training instructor binder, shirt, and a patch
  • Partispants must be 16 years of age and up


For more infromation on the Instructor Cousre and to Register please click here. Send the Registration form to Heather Sisk  at the Jefferson Service Center.