Boy Scouts of America Climbing Merit Badge Course

Group Size:

  •         Maximum of 10-17 participants, depending on location.
  •         Options for larger groups that can be discussed specifically with your group.

What to Expect:

  • Instruction in knots, harnesses, communication, belaying, and climbing movement
  • Top rope climbing on 4 different routes ranging from beginner to intermediate
  • Belaying and Backup Belaying
  • Rappel instruction on vertical and overhanging rock faces

Rock Dimensions Equipment/Clothing for Climbing


  • Small daypack to carry individual and group gear
  • 2 or 3 quarts of water (Plastic or unbreakable bottles only; no glass)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Rain jacket
  • Jacket (pile, fleece, or polyester-filled.)
  • Sneakers or lightweight hiking boots
  • Loose fitting or stretchy pants to allow for flexibility. Sweat pants, cotton/Lycra blend, etc. are okay, but are not very warm in cold weather. Shorts are fine for warm weather.

Recommendation: Do not wear blue jeans – they restrict movement.


  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Fingerless gloves
  • Several upper body layers and clothing for lower body- Synthetic, silk, or wool base layers are great for cool or wet weather.
  • Outer shell for windbreaker
  • Extra socks and other clothes to change into for wet weather


  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Tissues

NROCKS provides: · Harnesses · Helmets · Climbing shoes · Ropes · Hardware (carabiners, belay devices, anchoring equipment, etc.)