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Climbing is the activity of ascending a rock feature, which can be natural or man-made.

Who is it suitable for?
For all Ages

Additional Information
There are now many public climbing walls across the country. Scout Adventures, SCAFELL (for larger events/training), Mountain Training (for qualifications)

Providers can be found at:

Badge Links
Beavers My Adventure Challenge Award
Cubs Our Adventure Challenge Award
Scouts Adventure Challenge Award, Climber Activity Badge
Explorers Climber Activity Badge

How to run/provide climbing

There are 3 ways of running Climbing in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running climbing yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running climbing using an external provider

  3. Activity for adult groups - running climbing for a group entirely of adults

Useful links

The National Governing Bodies for climbing are:

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