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The Climbing program of the Alamo Area Council is dedicated to providing quality training and activities above and beyond the basic camping experiences of the Boy Scouts of America.


We offer an adult Climbing Instructor course that includes both Tower training at McGimsey Scout Park and Real Rock training at Bear Creek Scout Camp.  Individuals who satisfactorily demonstrate the skills necessary to be an instructor after completing the training will receive a Level I or Level II instructor card. The Climbing Instructor Course is offered twice a year.  Courses usually begin in March and September.  Check the council training calendar for the next available course. Youth 16 and older can attend this training.

Climbing Opportunities:

We offer two Open Climb opportunities at the Climbing Tower at McGimsey Scout Park per year, one in the spring and one in the fall.  Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts can attend either a morning or afternoon session at the tower and try out climbing for a nominal fee.  This is a great way for a scout who has never climbed to try this great sport.  Pre-registration is required for this event.  Please check the counsel calendar for dates and registration information. 

Planning A Unit Event:

BSA's "Climb on Safely" is available online in the e-learning section.  This explains to unit leaders what they must do to properly plan a Climbing activity for their unit.

If your unit would like to go climbing we can help.  

If you are interested in participating in the Climbing program or would just like some more information, please contact Climbing Team by email at

Or, contact Committee Chair, Lynn Johnson .

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