Council Calendar

Climbing Training: Topping Out (real rock class)

Friday, April 7, 2017 All Day - Sunday, April 9, 2017
(Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd. 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624)

Topping Out is a climbing tower instructor course and spans two evenings and two weekends. Climb on Safely is a prerequisite, and may be taken online at The classes must be attended in the correct sequence: an evening instruction class at the Cockrell Scout Center, a two-day tower class at El Rancho Cima, a second evening class, and a two-day real rock class at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, near Fredericksburg, TX. 

Participants learn about climbing equipment such as cams, stoppers, hexs, and anchors. Participants also learn how to effectively supervise climbing and rappelling activities at the SHAC’s climbing towers and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Individuals who satisfactorily demonstrate the skills necessary to be an instructor will receive tower instructor status. 

Register for Topping Out