Course Director:

Mark Hovermale

  • Dates scheduled by appointment for 2024
  • Indoor Introduction – Alameda Office, 1714 Everett St, Alameda, 94501
  • 8 AM to 1 PM – Safety, basic knots, anchor building, etc.
  • 2 PM – 5 PM Iron Works in Berkeley –climbing and belaying techniques
  • Outdoor Session; as Scheduled – Boy Scout Rocks Mt. Diablo climbing and rappelling (8 hours)

  • Certification as Requested – opportunity for level one course certification at the unit level

This is an introduction for the Adult Scouter and senior Scouts to the BSA climbing program and to the skills and top roping techniques required to take a Scout unit climbing. The opportunities and requirements for being trained as a BSA qualified climbing instructor will be discussed. This program consists of one morning of classroom training followed by climbing and belaying at a local indoor climbing gym. There will be one day on the rocks. 

For more information, email Mark Hovermale or phone him at: 510 846-2370

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