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Who Can Lead What?

The certification that you need to lead a trip depends on the type and length of the trip. Every trip needs two leaders; the leader certifications listed in this chart are the minimum requirements for leaders of each type and length of trip.

Example #1: An overnight backcountry trip can be lead by a Backcountry Level II Leader and a Level I Assistant Leader.

Example #2: Any climbing trip needs to have at least one Level III Site Manager, and ALL leaders must be at least Climbing Level II. 

What Level Do I Need?

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Ahlberg Gear House

TUE & THUR: 1-4pm

Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym

Programming By Appointment

The Bike Co-op


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(September - May)

Ahlberg Gear House

MON-THURS: 4-8pm
FRI: 12:30-2:30pm
Closed the last Wed. of each block

Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym

MON-THURS: 4-10pm
SUN: 6-9pm

The Bike Co-op

MON-THURS: 3-5pm
Closed 4th week of each block