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Young people today seek challenges. Climbing, rappelling, ice climbing/mountaineering and technical canyoneering offer
them worthy opportunities to learn new skills, test themselves and have a terrific time. It is hard to top the satisfaction of
climbing a rock face, rappelling down a steep pitch or navigating a 75 foot rappel in the confines of a narrow canyon only
4 feet wide and a thousand feet below the rim of a slick rock canyon. There are inherent risks to each of these activities.
For this reason the Boy Scouts of America and the Great Salt Lake Council have developed specific policies to help keep
participants safe during these activities. That is why we want the leaders and youth of our council to understand the
principles of “Know Risk… not No Risk!”

The Great Salt Lake Council offers climbing activities at Bear Lake Aquatic
Hinckley Scout Ranch
and Camp Steiner.
Registration for these camps can
be made through this web page. Council Climbing Activities

All unit climbing, rappelling, ice climbing/mountaineering and technical canyoneering activities
must adhere to, but not limited to, the following:

    1. Units must submit a Tour and Activity Plan to the Council for review.
    2. All participants must fill out parts A, B and C of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record form.
    3. Units must have a minimum of two qualified instructors.
        a. Climbing and Rappelling: One BSA Climbing Level II instructor or Director and one other
climbing instructor.
        b. Technical Canyoneering: One GSLC Canyon Leader and one other BSA climbing instructor.
        c. Ice Climbing/Mountaineering: One GSLC Ice Climbing/Mountaineering Instructor and
one other BSA climbing instructor.

For Great Salt Lake Council Units, the council has qualified instructors willing to take your
unit climbing, rappelling, ice climbing/mountaineering or technical canyoneering.
These instructors also, teach the:
                Climbing Merit Badge, 
                Varsity Rock Climbing and Rappelling Pin,
                Venturing Ranger Award Mountaineering Elective.
          To locate an instructor contact:
                       Brandt Jones, GSLC COPE and Climbing Committee Chairman:
                                              801-712-9298 or e-mail:
                       You can, also, make a request at:

The Great Salt Lake Council Offers a GSLC Climbing Level I Climbing Courses.
A Level I instructor can assist all climbing activities.
The Climbing Level I Course is a pre-requiste to the Level II Climbing Instructor.


Part 1.   2014 Council Climbing Level I Instructor Course Training Dates:
             Dates: May Course - May 7, 9-10, 2014
                        October Course - October 8, 10-11, 2014
Cost: $60.00 per participant
                                 Registration is limited to 18 participants.
Attendance to all 3 dates is mandatory.
               May Course - Dates:   Wednesday, May 7, 2014 
                                                 Time:  5:00pm-9:30pm    
                                                 Location:  CCI Mechanical
                                                 760 South Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
                                                Friday, May 9, 2014 
                                                Saturday, May 10, 2014
                                                Location: ON THE ROCK -determined by weather.

                                                                Time:  8:00am to 9:30pm (Bring your own Lunch)
                                                                 (Dinner will be Provided on friday)
               October Course - Dates: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

                                          Time:  5:00pm-9:30pm    
                                          Location:  CCI Mechanical
                                          760 South Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT84104                                      
                                          Friday, October 10, 2014 

                                          Saturday, October 11, 2014
                                          Location: ON THE ROCK -determined by weather

                                                       Time:  8:00am to 9:30pm (Bring your own Lunch)
                                                                 (Dinner will be Provided on friday)

Part 2 - Participation Information

This is a fun and challenging course for adults 18 years and older who are
associated with BSA and wish to work towards becoming a certified BSA Climbing Instructor. 
It is an intensive three day class combining both classroom study and practical
application of the individual's climbing abilities in the field. 

Note: This course does require individuals to be able to climb, and a reasonable
          level of physical fitness is necessary.
Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. Attendance of all three days is mandatory
for successfull completion of the course.
This course presumes that you have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of climbing. 
These include: basic climbing knots, belay and rappelling techniques, basic understanding
                       of rigging and equipment care. 

Requirements: Completion of the requirements of the Climbing merit badge (mandatory).
                         You will need a completed Annual Health and Medical Record (mandatory).

Required Forms: 
        Annual Health and Medical Form (pdf format)
                                CPR and basic First-Aid certifications are mandatory.
                                Please bring a PHOTO copy with you to the event and
                                keep a copy for your records at all times.
Current Council Policies:        
         2014 Great Salt Lake Council Unit Climbing Policy (pdf format) 

Part 3. - Registration Information and Process:

In order to registar for the above COURSES please contact either Dave or Brandt.
Once contact is made then the link to registration will be forwarded to you for the course.
Dave Tigner -            Phone: (801) 541-0089   
Brandt Jones -      Phone: (801) 712-9298

Remember- "Young People are up to Challenges .... are you? See you there!



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