The Rock at the YLTC
BSA Climbing Instructor Training
SFBAC Climbing Committee
The Rock is a 32 ft natural looking rock with numerous routes to climb. The routes vary in difficulty so everyone in your Unit can have fun no matter what their climbing experience is.
Click here for the climbing reservation form.
Units should come prepared with adults who are willing to learn and able to belay climbers. Instruction on belaying will be provided prior to your climb.
$12 per person with a minimum of 10 climbers.
Non Scouting Groups:
$16 per person with a minimum of 10 climbers.
A hold-harmless agreement and proof of insurance is required for all non-unit climbs. Contact JoAnn to arrange proof of insurance.
Form more information and to schedule a climb, contact Michelle Rodriguez at (510)577-9214 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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The Climbing Merit Badge requrements are technical and challenging. It is not possible to complete the badge in one day. Merit badge counselors for climbing may be available in your area.
Climbing Merit Badge Day:
Climbing Merit Badge Days are periodically offered at the YLTC sponsered by climbing merit badge counsolers and BSA climbing instructors. Read on below for more information about the next climbing merit badge day.
Cost: $35 per scout
Scouts should arrive at 8:30 for check-in. The day ends at 5.
This full day activity provides the opportunity for a Scout to complete many requirements toward earning the Climbing Merit Badge. The cost for the day is $35 and includes instruction, climbing, and rappelling. Also, lunch will be provided. Each session is limited to 24 participants.
Scouts must come with mastery of the climbing knots and knowledge of requirements 1 through 7.
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BSA Climbing Instructor Course
If any unit is planning to have a climbing outing in the next year, this is the perfect opportunity to make sure your leaders have the necessary training for a safe and fun activity.
Next Course: April 2014
Dates/Location: April 17th and 24th from 7 PM to 9 PM at the YLTC
April 26th and May 3rd from 8:30 AM - 5 PM at Outdoor Climbing Location
Note: Participation in all 5 sessions (3 evenings and 2 day sessions) is required for completion of the course.
Certification is good for two years, expiring on December 31st of the second year.