Boy and Girl Scouts
WE SUPPORT SCOUTING ORGANIZATIONS
We at Austin Ascents beleive climbing develops life skills that are in line with the mission that scouting organizations aim to promote. Goal setting, problem solving and growth in self-confidence stretch the minds of young climbers just as agility, balance and muscle strength build their bodies. Socially, rock climbing supports team building, trust, and self-esteem.
Our course offers instruction designed to provide participants with solid rock climbing and rappelling techniques and teach critical safety procedures. Qualified BSA Merit Badge Counselors are on staff to assess for the Climbing Merit Badge. Our willingness to answer questions, demonstrate techniques, and provide a safe environment is our passion and goal.
- Instruction in harnessing, knots, climbing movement, belaying, communication
- Top-roping on routes for all skill levels
- Belaying and back-up belaying
- Merit Badge assessment for prepared scouts
- Minimum age 11
- We maintain a guide to student ratio of 1:6
- Limiting total group sizes to at most 25 climbers allows for adequate supervision and participation while respecting environmental impact concerns and permit restriction
- Milton Reimer’s Ranch, Dripping Springs, Texas. Considered by the local climbing community to offer amazing single-pitch climbing
- Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin, Texas Diverse limestone routes offering challenge to both beginner and advanced climbers
- Enchanted Rock
- Enchanted Rock Natural Area, 1-day climb, $70 per scout
- Reimer’s Ranch or Bartons Creek Greenbelt, 1-day climbs, $50 per scout
- In order to take advantage of these reduced rates please supply us with your EIN Number or Non-Profit Charter
Camping and LNT
- Camping is available at Enchanted Rock Natural Area. Add a LNT certification course to your outing taught to you by a LNT Master trainer. This would be an additional price for each Boy or Girl Scout.
Austin Ascents PROVIDES
- Climbing shoes
- All ropes and climbing gear necessary