Boy Scouts of America Climbing Merit Badge Course
- 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
OPTIONAL/ MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS:
- Insect repellent
NROCKS provides: · Harnesses · Helmets · Climbing shoes · Ropes · Hardware (carabiners, belay devices, anchoring equipment, etc.)