Earn your climbing merit badge from one of Torrent Falls's certified counselors.

Boy Scout Climbing Merit Badge

Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure has been highly enjoyed by the Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts travel from far to participate in the Via Ferrata, the Combo Package, and the Climbing Merit Badge. The Via Ferrata is great for large groups allowing everyone to climb at the same time. Boy Scouts are able to learn communication and leadership skills as they are being challenged by the tough sections of the Via Ferrata. Repeat troops find new challenges as they participate in the guided climbing and rappelling. Boy Scouts have really enjoyed the Combo Package with the Guided Rappelling and the Via Ferrata. Because Boy Scouts have provided such repeat business we cater to them by offering a special rate on the Via Ferrata and by offering such activities as the Climbing Merit Badge.

A Boy Scout troop pausing for refreshment at Torrent Falls!

A Boy Scout troop pausing for refreshment at Torrent Falls!

Boy Scouts of America & Venturing Crew Discounts on the Via Ferrata

$40 per participant*

*If you are a BSA Troop or Venturing Crew you may participate on the via ferrata at $40 per person.  You must be participating as a Troop or Crew.  This discount does not apply if you participating as an individual.  The Group Discount Rates still apply.  See our “Pricing” page for more information.

Climbing Merit Badge

Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure allows Boy Scout Troops of America to complete the climbing merit badge at our facility with our qualified climbing merit badge counselors.  We teach all requirements for the climbing merit badge except first aid.

Course Curriculum

  • Basic safety and general knowledge class
  • Knot tying
  • Rappelling
  • Rock Climbing

Who Can Participate

  • Boy Scouts must be 14 years of age or older

  • Must have a group size with a minimum of 6 participants and a max of 12 participants


Reservations are required.  Reservations will need a 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve the counselor.  Please see Reservations for more information.


Please click here for the pricing list for all activities offered by Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure.

Important Information/FAQ

  • Safety is our # 1 concern, but there is risk with any high adventure activity.

  • We do not teach the First Aid requirements.

  • This is an all day class.  Every item is taught outside in real climbing/rappelling environments.  Class starts at 8:30 am and finishes when requirements are complete.

  • If class is complete in a timely manner, scouts are allowed to participate on the via ferrata, for no additional cost.  However, please note that the via ferrata has age restrictions.  Please see Via Ferrata for more information on this activity.

  • We go rain or shine!

  • We have blue cards for our counselors to sign off on, it is not necessary for your to bring your own.

  • For a detailed list of what to bring, please see What To Bring under Plan Your Trip.

  • Food/Snacks/Water is not provided, so make sure you bring your own!  A pack lunch is recommended for the merit badge class.  Due to timing, they may not be able to eat with the rest of the troop (if not all members of the troop are participating in the climbing merit badge class).  Lunch will need to be completed in 1 hour.

  • All climbing gear is provided but if you have your own you are welcome to use it.