Climb On Safely

(From the Climb On Safely Standards)

Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America's recommended procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower.

Young people today seek greater challenges, and climbing and rappelling offer a worthy challenge. The satisfaction of safely climbing a rock face is hard to top. While introduction of the Climbing merit badge in spring 1997 spurred interest in these activities through the BSA, the proliferation of climbing gyms and facilities has also made climbing and rappelling readily available throughout the United States.

The Eight Points of Climb On Safely
1. Qualified Supervision
2. Qualified Instructors
3. Physical Fitness
4. Safe Area
5. Equipment
6. Planning
7. Environmental Conditions
8. Discipline

To help promote and encourage a safe climbing experience for the youth, we've compiled a short list of resources are online and others that are available in print form only via the WLACC Office.

BSA: Climb On Safely Guide (BSA #3206)

BSA: Climb On Safely Pamphlet (BSA #20-099)

2008 BSA National Climbing and Rappelling Standards (BSA #20-102)

Guide To Safe Scouting
(BSA #34416, PDF Version is also available)

Topping Out: A BSA Climbing and Rappelling Manual (BSA #3207, available out the Scout Shop)