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Abseiling Course Level 2 (SNAS Level 2)

Our Abseiling Level 2 Certification is certified under Singapore National Climbing Standards (SNCS)

Come and join us for Abseiling SNAS Level 2 Certified Course and learn how to accent & descent from the height with ropes and descending device. SNAS Level 2 is a follow-course, for participants to further enhance their knowledge on abseiling.

Course Code: APCL2
Course Duration: 14 hours or 2 sessions of 7 hours
Prerequisite: At least 16 years of age, Abseiling Proficiency Course Level One certified


This course is designed as a follow-on from the Abseiling Proficiency Course Level 1. This course teaches a progression into acquiring advance personal proficiency skills to descend and ascend on ropes.

Passing Standards

Trainees must demonstrate the following course requirements :

  1. Setup a fixed anchor system for abseil
  2. Perform a safe and controlled descend with backup
  3. Perform rope ascend and descend using accessory cords
  4. Ascend on rope and changeover to abseil with backup
  5. Perform a self-rescue technique
  6. Safe equipment handling

Award: SNAS Abseil Proficiency Level Two Certificate


  1. Introduction of Other Abseil Equipment (usage, care, limitation)
    • Accessory cords (various diameter)
    • Slings/ Tapes
    • Descending device – (Tubular, GRIGRI, STOP)
  2. Knots and Hitches
    • Double Figure of 8 knot
    • Double Figure of 8 knots with double bight
    • Double Fisherman knot
    • Tape knot
    • Friction knots (Standard, Klemheist, French)
    • Clove Hitch
    • Italian Hitch (Munter)
    • Half Hitch
    • Setting up fixed anchor system
  3. Descend Practice
    • Abseil with different devices, Italian Hitch
    • Abseil with backup (auto-block)
  4. Ascending on ropes (prusiking)
    • Ascend and descend on ropes using accessory cords
    • Ascend and changeover to abseil with backup
  5. Self Rescue Technique
    • Escape from jammed devices, cords
    • Escape from knotted rope (joint ropes)
  6. Safety Considerations
    • Rope placement on descender (smiley face)
    • Loading a karabiner on a minor axis & 3 points loading
    • Importance of dressing a good knot
    • Using an auto-braking device
  7. Course Review
    • Suggestions for further advancement
    • General discussion and feedback
Note: Wearing a helmet is compulsory when engaging in abseiling activities.

What do you need to bring to the course?

If you have your own climbing gear, it will be good to use your own climbing gear. So you will get familiar with it. If you do not have any climbing gear, don’t worry about it! We will provide you with all necessary equipment, such as Climbing harness, Belay Devices, extra carabiners, slings, Helmets.

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