Sorry - Rock School Applications are no longer being accepted for 2018. 


Questions:   Email the Directors

ABOUT:  The ECP Rock Climbing School is an introductory rope and rock course for beginning climbers taught by ECP volunteers.  Topics include use of equipment, development of climbing skills, and rigging for top-rope climbing.  Other types of rock climbing will be touched on, but not formally taught.  No prior experience or equipment is necessary.  Classes alternate between indoor classroom and outdoor sessions.

WHEN:   April 10, 2018 – May 19, 2018

COST:   $200 - includes training manual, some basic personal equipment that is yours to keep, rental fees for the club equipment and other fees.  In addition, a $50 deposit (separate check, please) is required for use of a club helmet and harness for the duration of  the class and will be refunded upon equipment return.

DEADLINE:   Thursday March 29, 2018


  • at least 18 years old.
  • an up-to-date, dues paying member of the ECP.  If you are not an ECP member, please complete a membership application (Join/Renew).

                         >>>>> CLICK HERE TO JOIN <<<<<

                         >>>> CLICK HERE TO RENEW <<<<

  • 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 classroom AND outdoor sessions, please do not apply.   There are no make up sessions!
  • If after reviewing and agreeing with the above requirements you are ready to submit an application, click on the link below to begin. (To preview the application- click on the link then use the "continue" and "back" buttons on each page, answering any required questions. Do not click "submit" on the last page of the application, simply close the browser window to exit)




Admittance into the Rock Climbing School is competitive and class size is limited to 20 students maximum. Preference is given to active ECP members.  Once the class is filled, wait-listed applicants will have their PayPal refunded or have their uncashed checks destroyed or returned.   Although you can join or renew your membership to the ECP at the same time as submitting this application to the Rock Climbing School, payment of the ECP annual membership fee does not guarantee a place in the Rock Climbing School Class. If not admitted to the school, only your Rock Climbing School fee will be returned.

The Rock Climbing School relies on graduates returning in following years to volunteer their time and help run the program. We are seeking enthusiastic applicants that have an interest in becoming an active member of the ECP.