The O Rating

O-level outings are limited to Class 1

Chapter O rating chart
Class 1 terrain (walking/hiking) includes nature walks, conditioning hikes, day hikes, and overnight backpacks on trails that require only minimal navigation skills. O-level outings comprise the majority of Angeles Chapter activities. Leaders rated at the O-1 level may lead day hikes and car camps. O-2 level leaders may lead on-trail backpacks. To become an O-2 provisional leader, you will need to have at least one backpack among your five (minimum) Sierra Club Angeles Chapter experience outings. Please see Steps to Leadership for general guidelines.


Best resources for learning about the O rating are the LRB, your outings chair and LTC Admin Team at

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