What does Climbing offer

The information listed here is intended to help Leaders who would like to arrange Climbing for their section. It also has information for Leaders/Adults who would like to get involved with this activity.

As they say, a picture (or in this case a video) tells a thousand words. Turn up the volumn and watch our introductory video. This will give you good overview of what the Climbing activities team can offer.

Climbing can be provided for all Scouting sections. Use the contact link below, to contact the Climbing team and find out what we offer.

Be Prepared for Climbing Activity

See full list of sections and any restrictions for this activity, at the end of this page.

To help you prepare for this activity, here is a short list of things you may need to bring/wear or prepare for, before you turn up for your activity:

Please list any specific items for your activity
• Scouting is an outdoor organisation. Make sure you are dressed appropriately for that time of year.
• Please confirm when booking, any specific items you will need to bring with you for this activity.

Location and Costs for Climbing

We can travel to any location in the county. However, this limits the activities we can offer. Many of our activities only take place at specific locations in the County.

Costs for this activity varies depending on number of people, the specific activity, how long you request a session for. Costs are calculated to purely cover the travel expenses and the cost of the consumable items. Please contact us (see below for link) with your requirements and we will provide you with a quote.

Contact and frequently asked questions

Question Answer
How can I arrange Climbing for my section? How do I book this?

I'm afraid we currently do not have an on-line booking option for this activity.
Click here to contact the Climbing team and ask them how to book a session.

How do I contact the Climbing SASU to ask them any questions or ask how I can get involved? Click here to contact the Climbing SASU
I've got a technical question about Climbing, who should I contact for advice and support? Click here to contact the County Climbing advisor. They will be able to help you with any technical or Scouting related questions.
Where can I find out the current fact sheets and Scouting policies, relating to Climbing?

Scouting UK has published lots of useful information.
Click here to see the latest POR and factsheets, relating to climbing and abseiling.
Click here to see the latest POR and factsheets, relating to auto belays and mobile walls.
Click here to see the latest POR and factsheets, relating to Bouldering.
Click here to see the latest POR and factsheets, relating to high ropes.
Click here to see the latest POR and factsheets, relating to high ropes operating procedures.
Alternatively click here for the full list of Activities and select the one you would like.

As a Leader, what should I expect when my section performs this activity and what badges can this activity count towards?

Scouts has provided a useful overview of what you can expect and what badges this activity covers.
Click here to view information relating to abseiling.
Click here to view information relating to bouldering.
Click here to view information relating to climbing.

What is the National Governing Body (NGB) for Climbing?

British Mountaineering Council. Click here to visit their web site.

Where do we run our sessions?

We are equally at home running a climbing session at a Gritstone crag in the Peak District, fine tuning skills on an indoor wall or anything else involving harnesses, helmets, ropes, and heights!

I want to get a Scout Climbing permit, can you help?

Yes! We are able to offer training and assessment. If you can commit a few hours a month to the team then we will happily train and assess you. Ideally once you have your permit we would like you to help out with sessions that we run in the future. Click here to visit our contact page and drop us a message and we’ll get back to you.

I'm already trained, or just need my permit reviewed, can you assess me?

Yes, but we need to follow the correct process. Click here and drop us a message and we will get back to you.
Click here to see the Activities Permit information.

Events Climbing Team supports

Peak Camp

Additional Information

Click here for images and reviews from recent climbing sessions.

Jean Roulinson, John Bell-WinfrowClimbing Team

Sections supported

Adults / Leaders