Climbing

 

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 bring a current medical form and agreement to participate form. All adult leaders must bring their current youth protection training certificate.There is a 4 participant minimum per course.

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. (See Registration buttons @ bottom of page) Cost is $30 per participant.

 

Here are all the available dates for Climbing 2024                  

 
  2024 Dates   2024 Dates
  February 9-11, 2024   August 9-11, 2024
  March 1-3, 2024   September 6-8, 2024
  April 5-7, 2024   October 11-13, 2024
  May 3-5, 2024   November 15-17, 2024

                              

 

If you would like to Request a specific date please contact Heather Sisk in the Camping Department 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 (March 8 - 10, 2024)

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

  • Course begins Saturday, March 9, 2024 @ 8:30 am till Sunday, March 10th @ 4:30 pm
  • Class will be held at Camp Rainey Mountain and Mt. Currahee with a max. class size of 20 participants.
  • Cost is $55 by Friday, February 9th 2024 after then it will be $70 
  • Venturing youth can earn the Mountaineering Elective and/or become a UCI. Training is good for 1 year
  • Fees includes: training instructor binder, shirt, and a patch
  • Participants must be 16 years of age and up
  • All meals will be the responsibility of the participants. Sack lunches are required for noon meals.
  • Please bring 2 liters of water, leather gloves, sneakers, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal hygiene items, and anything you need to camp.

All youth & Adults must present a Current BSA Physical form and HA Agreement to Participate form. Have all forms with you upon arrival.

 

Two Day Climbing Instructor Training (October 4 - 6, 2024)

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

  • Course begins Saturday, October 5th, 2024 @ 8:30am till Sunday, October 6th @ 4:30pm
  • Class will be held at Camp Rainey Mountain and Mt. Currahee with a max. class size of 18 participants.
  • Cost is $55 before Friday, September 6th 2024 after then it will be $70 
  • Venturing youth can earn the Mountaineering Elective and/or become a UCI. Training is good for 1 year
  • Fees includes: training instructor binder, shirt, and a patch
  • Participants must be 16 years of age and up
  • All meals will be the responsibility of the participants. Sack lunches are required for noon meals.
  • Please bring 2 liters of water, leather gloves, sneakers, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal hygiene items, and anything you need to camp.

All youth & Adults must present a Current BSA Physical form and HA Agreement to Participate form. Have all forms with you upon arrival

 

 

  • 2024 Climbing Weekend May
    May 03, 2024 to May 05

  • 2024 Climbing Weekend August
    August 09, 2024 to August 11

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  • 2024 Climbing Weekend September
    September 06, 2024 to September 08

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  • 2024 Climbing Instructor Course October
    October 04, 2024 to October 06

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  • 2024 Climbing Weekend October
    October 11, 2024 to October 13

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  • 2024 Climbing Weekend November
    November 08, 2024 to November 10

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File Name Description
2024 Climbing Weekend Registration Flyer Download
Two Day Climbing Course March 2024 Download
Two Day Climbing Course October 2024 Download