This course is designed as a follow on from SNCS/SCCL 1.
This course builds on the top-rope skills acquired from SNCS/SCCL 1 and teaches a progression into lead climbing on artificial climbing walls.
Participants are to produce a valid SNCS/SCCL Level 1 certificate, or undergo an assessment to ensure proficiency in the skills acquired from SNCS/SCCL 1. For assessments, please write in to email@example.com and we will arrange one for you.
Participants on this course should be confident in all the techniques covered at SNCS/SCCL 1 before undertaking this more advanced level course.
- 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 artificial wall
- 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)
- Knots (usage, limitation, dressing)
- Double Figure of 8 knot
- Tape knot
- Belaying a Lead Climber using friction devices
- Giving slack & taking-in
- Belaying stance
- Arresting a climber’s fall
- Dynamic Belaying
- Rope handling & management
- 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
*We also offer refresher courses at a discounted rate if you have forgotten how to belay. Please email in to firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire!