1. (a) Explain the difference between bouldering and
(b) Tell how bouldering can help your crew get ready for more advanced climbing.
(c) Demonstrate bouldering using the three-point stance and proper clothing.
2. (a) Explain the classification and grades of climbing
difficulty in technical rock climbing.
(b) Tell how weather can change the difficulty of any ascent.
3. Learn and then teach the following climbing knots to your crew, another
crew, a Scout group, or another group:
* Figure eight on a bight
* Water knot
* Bowline on a coil
* Figure eight follow-through
* Grapevine knot
4. (a) Learn about the different types of ropes available
for climbing and explain the uses of each and the characteristics of each.
(b) Learn proper climbing rope care. Know and practice proper coiling and storage.
(c) Know how to keep proper records on climbing rope and how to inspect it for wear and
damage. Know when to retire a rope.
(d) Using the knowledge acquired above, make a tabletop display or a presentation for
your crew, another crew, a Cub Scout or Boy Scout group, or another group.
5. (a) Demonstrate the difference between natural and
(b) Be able to identify and describe the use of at least three different t es of
hardware and setups.
(c) Tell about proper climbing safety both before and during a climb.
(d) Learn about rescue equipment and techniques.
(e) Learn about appropriate clothing, footwear, gloves, helmets, and other climbing
6. Be able to correctly put on and then be able to teach others how to put
on at least two of the following:
*Commercially made climbing harness
*Knotted leg-loop seat
*Swiss seat sling
7. (a) Demonstrate three types of belays.
(b) Learn and then demonstrate that you know proper verbal climbing and belaying
signals used between climber and belayer.
(a) Under the supervision of a qualified rappelling or climbing instructor, rapper at
least 30 feet down a natural or artificial obstacle.
(b) Under the supervision of a qualified climbing instructor, climb at least 30 feet up
a natural or artificial obstacle.
(c) Attend a two-day rock climbing clinic/course led by a qualified climbing
instructor. This course should include some instruction on technical rock climbing.
9. Lead your crew, another crew, an older Boy Scout group, or another
teenage group on a climbing and/or rappelling activity. Recruit adequate, qualified adult
instructors and assist in instruction.