Create a Single-Pitch Sport Climb Leader badge ~WebsiteContent
A pathway to leadership for students who participate in the Leading Bolted Routes or Sport Climbing courses would serve to create a pipeline of knowledgable, interested instructors for future courses, and help to ensure that Mountaineers' high standards are maintained during instruction in future classes and on official sport climbing trips.
This badge would be distinct from any of the other existing climb leader badges, but would require a similar pathway-- leadership, WFA/MOFA, resume, etc.
Thanks for your suggestion. Last fall, we completed the modularization and reorganization of our climbing leadership structure. This new structure achieves a number of important outcomes: (1) Offers transparency to the students and equalizes the experience for all aspiring leaders. (2) Provides a clear leadership pathway where aspiring leaders can see a road map to how they can become a leader in whatever climbing pursuit they are interested in leading. (3) Provides early leadership opportunities, giving our members a chance to feel valued and develop their leadership skills early on, while they are also developing their technical skills. We believe this will lead to more leaders, and early identification of individuals who may have been overlooked for leadership opportunities in the past, thereby reducing the burden on our top leaders to run crag outings. We believe this will increase our trip offerings overall. You can learn more about the new structure at https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteer/leader-resources/climbing-leadership-structure.
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