Covid-19 Requirements and Resources

We are doing everything in our power to keep our participants and guides safe.

Vaccination Requirements

All participants and guides are required to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 for the 2021/2022 season.

Proof of Vaccination

You will need to submit a Digital Vaccination Card with a QR Code as proof of vaccination when you fill out your Combined Form (medical history, and waiver form). 

To get proof of your Covid-19 Vaccination status, use the following links to obtain a digital vaccine card with a QR Code:

Exemptions for Covid-19 Vaccinations

We may accept exemptions in lieu of Covid-19 Vaccination for certain medical reasons only. Please submit in place of the QR code on the Combined Form and we will review your submission.

Day Course / Trip Requirements

In addition to providing proof of vaccination, by participating in a course or single day trip you agree to:

  • Not come if you are feeling ill - we’ll reschedule you.
  • Work with your guide to complete a daily symptoms check at the trailhead.
  • Maintain physical distancing from others of greater than 6 feet whenever possible.
  • Wear a mask when within or approaching 6 feet of others and on the skin track.

Overnight Trip Requirements

In addition to the course and single day trip requirements, you agree to:

  • Only hot water will be provided for meals, so plan accordingly. Reference the gear list and discuss any questions you may have about this with your guide.
  • Tents, personal items, food, etc, shall be shared only by members of a household.
  • Bring a gallon sized ziplock bag for containing contaminated items (kleenex, masks, etc)
  • If you intend to use chalk for rock climbing trips, bring liquid chalk (it prevents others from breathing potentially contaminated dust).
  • Clean your hands thoroughly before the trip with soap and water.
  • Clean your hands frequently during the trip with a 60% or greater alcohol solution:
  • Wash your hands after handling group gear such as cams, nuts, draws, etc
  • Make sure you check your gear list and bring:
    • Your own utensils for meals
    • Gallon Ziplock to contain contaminated items
    • Hand sanitizer
    • A comfortable face mask that you can wear while climbing and a spare
    • Appropriate gear for the trip

CDC Resources for Covid-19 Vaccines

CDC Covid-19 Home Page

Vaccine Effectiveness

Key Points

  • COVID-19 vaccines protect everyone ages 5 years and older from getting infected and severely ill, and significantly reduce the likelihood of hospitalization and death.
  • Getting vaccinated is the best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent infection by Delta or other variants.
  • A vaccine breakthrough infection happens when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with COVID-19. People with vaccine breakthrough infections may spread COVID-19 to others.
  • Even if you are fully vaccinated, if you live in an area with substantial or high transmission of COVID-19, you – as well as your family and community – will be better protected if you wear a mask when you are in indoor public places.
  • People who are immunocompromised may not always build adequate levels of protection after an initial 2-dose primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, until advised otherwise by their healthcare professional. Further, CDC recommends that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional primary dose of vaccine.

What We Know about Vaccine Breakthrough Infections

  • Vaccine breakthrough infections are expected. COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing most infections. However, like other vaccines, they are not 100% effective.
  • Fully vaccinated people with a vaccine breakthrough infection are less likely to develop serious illness than those who are unvaccinated and get COVID-19.
  • Even when fully vaccinated people develop symptoms, they tend to be less severe symptoms than in unvaccinated people. This means they are much less likely to be hospitalized or die than people who are not vaccinated.
  • People who get vaccine breakthrough infections can be contagious.