Outdoor Rock Climbing at Deers Leap -- 12 Oct 2013

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1.0 Overview

This is an all day outing where Scouts will practice climbing and belaying skills at an outdoor rock wall in Killington, VT called Deers Leap.

Advancement opportunities include selected requirements of the Climbing Merit Badge.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will be meeting at the Hanover community center at 8:00. We will stop at the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center in Quechee to pick up climbing equipment on our way to Killington, VT. We will hike up the cliff and take turns belaying and climbing. Scouts will practice knots that are used for climbing. All Scouts can learn to climb, but scouts must be 12 years of age or older to belay other Scouts. There are some short caves on the mountain which may be explored if there is interest. We will meet back at the community center at 17:30.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 12th 2013
800­Meet at Hanover community center
815­Depart for Quechee
900­Check out equipment at Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center­Quechee
920­Depart for Killington
1000­Arrive in Killington and hike to cliffs of Deers Leap
1030­Climbing and belaying
1230­Break for lunch
1300­more Climbing or Rappelling
1530­hike back to cars
1700­drop off equipment in Quechee
1730­return to community center

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

There are climbing routes for all abilities. It could rain so bring a raincoat. Conditions at the top of the
mountain can be cold. Warm clothes are recommended.

2.4 Special Requirements

A Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center Waiver must be signed by the parent of each Scout who is participating. Up to date medical forms must also be on file. Forms will be sent to all registrants. Open to all Scouts, Scouters, and parents. To prepare for this outing, scouts need to attend the indoor prep on September 14th, have the climbing merit badge, or demonstrate skills familiarity with Mr. Low

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: September 11th, 2013

3.2 Roster Closing Date: September 25th, 2013 ($40 deposit due) Cash or check made out to “BSA Troop 45”

3.3 Costs

Total cost $75 per person who is climbing or rappelling. No fee for adults or scouters to hike with the group and encourage climbers. Fee includes rental equipment and hiring AMGA single pitch rock climbing instructor. ($40 deposit due Wednesday, September 25th)

3.5 Equipment

3.5.1 Individual Equipmennt

  • Class B uniform (Troop T­shirt) for climbing
  • Water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Coat
  • Long pants
  • Cold Lunch
  • Headlamp (for exploring caves)


  • 3.5.2 Patrol Equipment


    3.5.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • 3.6 Transportation Plan

    Drop­off Point: Hanover Community Center
    Drop­off Time: 800 Saturday, October 12th 2013
    Pickup Point: Same
    Pickup Time: 1730 Saturday, October 12th 2013

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Max

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Low
  • TBD

    Approved DLM 17Sep13

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