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(SNCS Level 2) Sports Climbing Course Level 2

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

Come and join us for Sports Climbing Level 2 Certified Course to be an independent climber, to have a deeper insight into the core aspects of sports climbing. You’ll get to learn how to fall, and be knowing how to do a dynamic belay. In the same time, taking up lead climbing can benefit you in term of fitness, strength, coordination, upper body strength, core muscles. If you love to go for an adventurous hiking or climbing trip, this is an essential skill to complement your adventure trip. By joining us, you will have more climbing buddy as you will be invited to our sports climbing community for weekly climbing

Course Code: SCCL2
Course Duration: 14 hours or 2 sessions of 7 hours
Prerequisite: At least 13 years of age, Sports Climbing Course Level One certified

Objectives

This course is designed as a follow-on from the Sports Climbing Course Level 1. This course builds on the top-rope skills acquired from Level One and teaches a progression into lead climbing on artificial climbing walls. Participants on this course should be confident in all the techniques covered at Level One before undertaking this more advanced level course.

Passing Standards

Trainees must demonstrate the following course requirements :
1. Confident with lead climbing on an easy route
2. Correct placement of protection points on a lead climb
3. Correct belaying of a lead climber using a friction device
4. Correct top-out technique on fixed anchor
5. Conduct proper pre-climb checks
6. Correct use of climbing calls
7. Safe equipment handling

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Lead Climbing
    • Top-rope Climbing vs Lead Climbing
    • Placement of protection points
    • Understanding Fall Factor and Impact Force
    • Understanding the anchor system on an artificial wall
  2. Equipment Required for Lead Climbing (usage, care, limitation)
    • Dynamic rope vs Static Rope
    • Harness with gear loops
    • Quickdraws (Runners)
    • Slings / Tapes (safety slings, extension as Runners)
    • Friction devices – (Fig.8, Tubular)
    • Helmet
  3. Knots (usage, limitation, dressing)
    • Double Figure of 8 knot
    • Tape knot
  4. Belaying a Lead Climber using friction devices
    • Giving slack & taking-in
    • Belaying stance
    • Arresting a climber’s fall
    • Dynamic Belaying
    • Rope handling & management
  5. Lead Climbing & Techniques
    • Pre-climb checks
    • Clipping in techniques/prevention & undo “Z” clips
    • Runners’ placement/direction
    • Climbing on overhangs & roofs
    • Safe falling position
    • Climbing commands
    • Safety considerations – hand & foot placement to avoid nasty rope burns, skipping runners, falling on a lead, buddy check
  6. Top-out Technique
  7. Course Review
    • Suggestions for further advancement
    • General discussion and feedback

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, Climbing Shoes, Belay Devices, extra carabiners, slings, Personal Anchor Device (PAS).

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