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Climbing Instructor Training

Why should I take this training?

Because your unit wants to go climbing! And, if you’re going to use the climbing tower at Lost Pines Scout Reservation or use our climbing gear for a natural area like Enchanted Rock, you have to have at least one adult who is a trained Climbing Instructor.

How do I take this training?

You need to complete two courses, in this order (there is no Level I course for either):

  1. Climbing Level II Tower
  2. Climbing Level II Natural Area

Both courses have an evening classroom session and then a full weekend outdoor session (the Natural Area course includes a second full weekend outdoor session). Courses normally take place between late September and mid-November for the fall, and mid-March to early April for the spring.

  • Classroom training sessions for all courses take place at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center, 12500 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78753.
  • The Level II Tower course outdoor session takes place at Lost Pines Scout Reservation, 785 FM 1441, Bastrop, TX 78602.
  • The Level II Natural Area outdoor sessions take place at Bull Creek District Park and Greenbelt, 6701 Lakewood Drive, Austin, TX 78731 and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Road 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

Note: The Tower course is a prerequisite and must be taken before registering for the Natural Area course.

Next course:

Level II Tower Qualification – February 23, 2022, classroom section from 7pm-9:45pm at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center and February 25-27, 2022, tower skills section at Lost Pines Scout Reservation. Both parts are required for certification.


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