The Urban Climbing Course (UCC) is a unique training program designed and taught by former US Army Special Operations team members and elite rescue firefighters. Its objective is to safely provide special operations military and law enforcement personnel with realistic and challenging climbing training in order to prepare them to face the distinct hazards of conducting tactical rescue operations in large metropolitan areas. In contrast to traditional rural and alpine ropes courses, the UCC takes place at a variety of unique venues in New York City. From high-rise apartment buildings, skyscraper elevator shafts, and industrial complexes to sewer systems and public transportation networks, New York City presents an unparalleled training landscape and offers exciting new opportunities for any military or law enforcement team.
All UCC coursework is conducted at our live, exciting New York City climbing venues. This program relies heavily on hands-on practical exercises. All course equipment is supplied by GRA Maven, however students are also encouraged to bring their own issued equipment to training.
The UCC’s teaching topics and core learning objectives include: