Boy Scouts

We’ve supported scouting organizations for more than 25 years!

For many years, scout troops from all across Texas have come to us for the excitement that rock climbing offers. Texas Climbing Adventures believes that climbing encourages life skills that are in line with the mission that scouting organizations aim to promote in today’s youth. 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.

Texas Climbing Adventures is proud to offer climbing programs for the Boy Scouts of America. 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 guides have a willingness to answer questions, demonstrate techniques, and delight in introducing young climbers to the sport.


  • Group instruction in harnessing, knots, climbing movement, belaying, communication
  • Top-roping on novice and intermediate routes
  • Belaying and back-up belaying
  • Rappelling on vertical rock faces and overhangs
  • Merit Badge assessment for prepared scouts
  • Instruction generally begins by 8 a.m. and finishes up between 3 and 4 p.m. however, we can be flexible according to your groups needs.
  • Minimum age 8

Group Size

  • We maintain a guide to student ratio of 1:6
  • Limiting total group sizes to at most 30 climbers allows for adequate supervision and participation while respecting environmental impact concerns and permit restrictions
  • Occasionally, accommodations for groups larger than 30 can be arranged

Climbing Locations

  • Enchanted Rock Natural Area, Fredericksburg, Texas. These awe-inspiring pink granite domes have a mystical quality that has drawn climbers for decades
  • 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 Natural Area, 1-day climb, $75 per scout
  • Reimer’s Ranch or Bartons Creek Greenbelt, 1-day climbs, $55 per scout
  • Please supply a copy of your EIN Number or Non-Profit Charter in order to take advantage of these reduced rates.


  • Camping is available at Enchanted Rock Natural Area and provides the perfect opportunity to emphasize minimizing impact along with camping and outdoor skills.

TCA Provides

  • Helmets
  • Harnesses
  • Climbing shoes
  • All ropes and climbing gear necessary