Climbing is quickly becoming one of the most popular outdoor sports in the nation!  It’s simply the activity of using your hands and feet to surmount a steep obstacle such as an artificial wall, boulder, cliff, or mountain. Usually done for recreational enjoyment, fun, and sport, climbing demands mental toughness and the willingness to practice and master a set of skills.  It also allows you to fully experience the great outdoors by pushing both your physical fitness and mental health, and offers you a way to confront and control the fears of falling and of heights.

Find out about upcoming Climbing Instructor Trainings.

Climbing is not a sport that requires a tremendous amount of muscle, although it does test a climber’s strength, endurance, agility, and balance.  Climbing can be a risky sport and requires focus and skill.  Knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialized equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes.  Climbing tools and equipment, such as ropes, harnesses, carabiners, cams, and helmets are all used to create a safe climbing experience. 

Find out about using our Climbing Facilities and Equipment.

Scouting and non-Scouting groups alike are invited and encouraged to take advantage of our climbing facilities at any time throughout the year—weather permitting.  This is a great way to add something new and exciting to your weekend campout.

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The Illowa Council offers two opportunities each year for adult leaders and older Scouts to take part in this thrilling and gratifying experience by learning what it takes to be a Certified Climbing Instructor.  Trained facilitators assure that conditions are safe as they present knot-tying, belaying, and proper climbing  techniques.   You will also venture away from camp to experience climbing on an actual rock face. 

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