Climbing and Rappelling


Located near the southeast end of camp is the impressive 60-foot tall climbing and rappelling tower. Looking over treetops with a view north across the lake and views both up and down the Little Miami River valley, the climbing and rappelling tower is a signature landmark of Camp Friedlander.

All climbing participants must complete a Consent and Hold Harmless Agreement.


Climbing & Rappelling

One side of the tower contains the climbing wall, with varying levels of difficulty for novice and experienced climbers alike.  Two rappelling portals, one at 30 feet and one at 50 feet, offer increasing degrees of challenge.  There is also a 50-foot free rappel down the center of the inside of the tower.

Ice Climbing

One side of our tower is outfitted with special panels that simulate ice climbing.  Scouts use ice axes and crampons to scale the wall.  There is a nominal fee for this activity. Tokens can be purchased in the trading post.



Climbing and rappelling is available to all Scouts during open program times in the evening.  Climbing merit badge is offered during the day.  Climb On Safely training will be offered to adults.  Anyone participating at the tower must complete the Consent and Hold Harmless Form.