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While the official ECP Rock School is cancelled for this year, the Rock School Directors and Chair are hosting a smaller Gym to Crag Clinic in June 2021. This clinic would be for a limited number of participants and instructors, and would adhere to current CDC guidelines.


Topics covered during the clinic will be tailored to the participants, and may include top rope anchor setup using natural features and bolts for single pitch climbing and the setup and use of a rappel system. The clinic will also review outdoor climbing etiquette and leave no trace principles. 

Participants are expected to know how to belay and tie-in to their harnesses prior to the clinic. The Gym to Crag clinic is geared toward individuals with (indoor) climbing experience who are ready to take the next step to learn skills for climbing outdoors. 


Description Date Time Location
Applications Open Apr 16 Fri, 2021 12:00pm
Applications Close May 05 Wed, 2021 11:59pm
Session 1 Jun 05-06 Sat-Sun, 2021 9:00am to 5:00pm White Rocks, Fairchance, PA
(Camping Overnight)
Session 2 Jun 12-13 Sat-Sun, 2021 9:00am to 5:00pm White Rocks, Fairchance, PA
(Camping Overnight)


  • You must be at least 18 years of age.

  • You must also review the schedule and be sure you can attend all sessions before submitting the application. If you cannot make all of the sessions, please do not apply.  There are no make up sessions.

  • Participants must know how to safely belay and properly tie-in to their harness in advance of the clinic.

  • Participants must have their own harness, helmet, shoes, and belay device.

  • You must be an up-to-date, dues paying member of the ECP.  If you are not an ECP member, please click the following link to join or renew your membership:

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  1. Removal from the ECP Gym to Crag Clinic will be at the discretion of the directors. You may be removed from the rock clinic if you fail to satisfy requirements including, but not limited to, attendance, participation, basic safety competency
  2. Admittance into the Gym to Crag Clinic is competitive and class size is limited. Registering for the clinic does not guarantee acceptance.
  3. Based on the number of participants and volunteers and the nature of rock climbing, only participants and instructors are allowed to attend the clinic. 
  4. Although you can join or renew your membership to the ECP at the same time as submitting this application to the Gym to Crag Clinic, payment of the ECP annual membership fee does not guarantee a place in the Gym to Crag Clinic. If not admitted to the clinic, only your clinic fee will be refunded.


Questions:   Email the Directors

COST:   $50

If after reviewing and agreeing with the above requirements, terms, and conditions, and you are ready to apply, click on the link below to begin:

* Note * Your application is not complete and it will not be considered for selection until you have paid your clinic fees using paypal. Please uncheck (deselect) "Paying for goods or a service?" option on the paypal website.

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Adopting the motto "Research, Education, and Adventure" in 1947, for three generations the ECP has provided the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new friends who share a willingness to accept the physical and mental challenges of outdoor exploration and adventure.

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