Purpose: To train and certify BSA climbing instructors. The BSA requires two certified BSA climbing instructors for units to hold their own climbing events, one who needs to be a Level II instructor.
Overview: BSA Climbing is based on the Belay On climbing manual used by COPE and climbing. Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council is a member of the Cal-Neva Climbing Collaboration. Level II-B will certify instructors for BSA walls and top roping using fixed anchors and/or natural anchor points (trees/boulders)
BSA Climbing Instructor II requirements, you must be at least 21 years of age, be registered with the BSA, have a current BSA Medical form parts A, B and C and meet the BMI chart in part C. For safety reasons, please bring proof of covid vaccinations or a negative covid test within 72 hours of the start of the course and if you any covid symptoms, you will not be allowed to participate.
Level II instruction is further divided into Grades A through C.
- Grade A certifies instructors for indoor facility and any engineered climbing (climbing walls.) This course requires 20 hours of classwork.
- Grade B certifies instructors for sites using natural anchors (i.e. boulders or trees) or climbing bolts installed by qualified individuals. This course requires 30 hours of classwork.
- Level I Instructors are climbing instructors ages 18 -20 and those 21 and older that did not receive Level II certification.
Participants will be evaluated and given a final examination. These will be used to certify either Level I, Level II-A or Level II-B certifications. Certifications are valid for 3 years from course dates.
Where: Chesebrough Scout Reservation with field trip to Castle Rock. Chesebrough is located at 26005 Big Basin Way, Los Gatos, CA 95033. Camping will be available at Chesebrough.
When: August 19-21, 2022 (Check on August 19, 6 PM. Please bring a ‘sack’ dinner. We should be completed by 5 PM on August 21.)
Format: There will some online sessions, in-person class sessions and outdoor sessions at the climbing wall and a field trip to practice anchoring to total 30 hours.
Equipment will be provided, but you can bring your own helmet, harness and shoes if you prefer. More details will be provided prior to the course. Meals will be provided. There will be some online components. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org