Rockerfellas Adventure SNCS Level 1 Group Photo

Our Instructors Qualified to Conduct SNCS Level 1 Certification Include:
Mr Derek Yuen (License No.: 8023)
Mr Ross Draper (License No.: 9052)
Ms Eunice Lim (License No.: 9177)

All information obtained from Singapore Sport Climbing and Mountaineering Federation Website

SNCS Level 1
Course Code: SCCL1
Course Duration: 7 hours or 2 sessions of 3.5 hours
Prerequisite: At least 13 years of age

The purpose of this course is to give participants an enjoyable, safe and informative introduction to sport climbing. The course is designed for people with no prior knowledge of sport climbing. Participants will be introduced to: equipment, climbing techniques, checking procedures, belaying for top-roping and climbing calls.

Passing Standards
Trainees must demonstrate the following course requirements:
1. Correct harness usage
2. Correct tie-in technique using the figure-of-8 knot
3. Correct belay technique using a friction device
4. Correct use of climbing calls
5. Perform pre-climb checks

SNCS Sport Climbing Level One Certificate

Introduction to the Sport of Climbing
Development of climbing in Singapore
Concept of climbing
Sport climbing /Traditional climbing;
Lead / Top-rope;
Introduction of Climbing Equipment (usage, care, limitation)
Ropes (Dynamic & Static)
Friction devices – (Fig.8 and Tubular)
Climbing shoes
Chalk (drying agent)
Others – Quickdraws (Runners), Sling/Tape
Tie-in Knot (usage, limitation, dressing)
Figure of Eight thread-through
Belaying Technique (5 steps belay) using friction devices
Belaying a climber
Lowering a climber
Belaying stance
Arresting a climber’s fall
Rope handling & management
Basic Climbing Technique
Use of handholds – pinch, grip, underhand, side pull, sloper, pocket
Use of footholds – edging, smearing
Basic wall configuration – corners, overhangs, slabs, roof
Top-rope Climbing
Pre-climb checks
Climbing commands
Safety considerations – pendulums, falling on other people, rope placement, buddy check
Course Review
Suggestions for further advancement
General discussion and feedback

Instructor Qualification
Sport Climbing Instructor Category 1 / 2

Instructor To Trainee Ratio
1 Instructor : 10 Trainees, OR
1 Instructor + 1 Climbing Assistant (or Trainee Instructor) : 16 Trainees

If you are interested in participating in one of the above courses, do take a look at our upcoming scheduled courses. If you do not see a course available that you are looking for, feel free to contact us at or through our contact page.



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