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 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. (See Registration buttons @ bottom of page) Cost is $25 per participant.

 

Here are all the available dates for Climbing 2020 & 2021         

                 

 
  2020 Dates   2021 Dates   2021 Dates
  August 14-16, 2020   Febuary 14-14, 2021   August 6-8, 2021
  September 11-13, 2020   March 19-21, 2021   September 10-12, 2021
  October 9-11, 2020   April 2-4, 2021   October 8-10, 2021
  November 13-15, 2020   April 30- May 2, 2021   November 12-14, 2021

                              

 

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 13 - 14, 2021)

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

 

  • Course begins Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 8:30 am till Sunday, March 14th @ 4:30 pm
  • 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, February 12th 2021 after then it will be $65 
  • 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 2 - 3, 2021)

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

 

  • Course begins Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 8:30am till Sunday, October 3rd @ 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 3rd 2021 after then it will be $65 
  • 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

 

 

  • Climbing Instructor Course October 2020
    October 03, 2020 to October 04

  • Climbing October 2020
    October 09, 2020 to October 11

  • Climbing November 2020
    November 06, 2020 to November 08

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  • 2021 Climbing February
    February 12, 2021 to February 14

  • 2021 Climbing Instructor Course March
    March 13, 2021 to March 14

  • 2021 Climbing March
    March 19, 2021 to March 21

  • 2021 Climbing April
    April 02, 2021 to April 04

  • 2021 Climbing April-May
    April 30, 2021 to May 02

  • 2021 Climbing August
    August 06, 2021 to August 08

  • 2021 Climbing September
    September 10, 2021 to September 12

  • 2021 Climbing Instructor Course October
    October 02, 2021 to October 03

  • 2021 Climbing October
    October 08, 2021 to October 10

  • 2021 Climbing November
    November 12, 2021 to November 14

File Name Description
Climbing Registration Form 2020-2021 Download
COVID Pre-Screen NEGA Download
Two Day Climbing Course March 2021 Download
Two Day Climbing Course October 2021 Download