Rockerfellas Adventure SNAS Level 2 Action

SNAS Abseiling Course Level 2

Our Instructors Qualified to Conduct SNAS Level 2 Certification Include:
Mr Derek Yuen (License No. 8023)
Mr Ross Draper (License No.: 9052)

All information obtained from Singapore Mountaineering Federation Website

SNAS Level 2
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 :
Setup a fixed anchor system for abseil
Perform a safe and controlled descend with backup
Perform rope ascend and descend using accessory cords
Ascend on rope and changeover to abseil with backup
Perform a self rescue technique
Safe equipment handling

SNAS Abseil Proficiency Level Two Certificate

Introduction of Other Abseil Equipment (usage, care, limitation)
Accessory cords (various diameter)
Slings/ Tapes
Descending device – (Tubular, GRIGRI, STOP)
Knots and Hitches
Double Figure of 8 knot
Double Figure of 8 knot 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
Descend Practice
Abseil with different devices, Italian Hitch
Abseil with backup (auto-block)
Ascending on ropes (prusiking)
Ascend and descend on ropes using accessory cords
Ascend and changeover to abseil with backup
Self Rescue Technique
Escape from jammed devices, cords
Escape from knotted rope (joint ropes)
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
Course Review
Suggestions for further advancement
General discussion and feedback

Instructor Qualification
Abseiling Instructor

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

Wearing of helmet is compulsory when engaging in abseiling activities

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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