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SNCS Level 3

Our Instructors Qualified to Conduct SNCS Level 3 Certification Include:
Mr Derek Yuen (License No. 8023)

SNCS Level 3

Pre-requisites:
Applicants must be at least 13 years of age
Sport Climbing Course Level Two certificate or equivalent; and Abseil Proficiency Course Level One certificate or equivalent*

Passing Standards:
Trainees must demonstrate the following course requirements
1. Setup anchor system for multi-pitch climb
2. Belaying a climber using both direct & indirect belay system
3. Lead climb changeover to abseil with backup
4. Ascending on ropes
5. Conduct proper pre-climb checks
6. Correct use of climbing calls
7. Safe equipment handling

Course Syllabus:

  1. Lead Climbing
    • Artificial Climbing Walls vs Natural Rocks
    • Types of protection points
    • Multi-pitch climbing
  1. Introducing Equipment for Multi-Pitch Climb (usage, care, limitation)
    • Dynamic ropes – Single/Half/Twin
    • Accessory Cords/Prusiks (various diameters)
    • Quickdraws
    • Slings (Runners) / Tapes (safety slings, extension as Runners, anchors)
    • Belay devices
    • Circular descending devices (e.g. Figure-of-8, Harpoon)
    • Planular descending devices (e.g. Stich Plate)
    • Tubular descending devices (e.g. ATC)
    • In-Line adjustable devices (e.g. Rack)
    • Auto-locking descending devices (e.g. Gri Gri, Cinch, STOP)
  1. Knots & Hitches (usage, limitation, dressing)
    • Double Figure of 8 knot with double bight
    • Friction knots (Standard/Classic, Klemheist, French)
    • Overhand knot
    • Alpine Butterfly knot
    • Clove hitch
    • Girth hitch
    • Italian hitch (or Munter’s hitch)
  1. Anchor System
    • Criteria for anchors
    • Types of anchors (Self-equalized, Isolated/Static, Rope anchors)
  1. Multi-Pitch Climb
    • Leading & seconding – changeover
    • Setting up anchors (using slings/tapes, ropes)
    • Belaying (direct & indirect)
    • Pre-climb checks
    • Climbing commands
    • Safety considerations – anchors, fall factor, buddy check
  1. Understanding risk involving multi-pitch climbing

Instructor Qualification
Sport Climbing Instructor Category 1 / 2

Instructor To Trainee Ratio
1 Instructor : 4 Trainees, OR
1 Instructor + 1 Climbing Assistant (or Trainee Instructor) : 8 Trainees

NOTE
Wearing of helmet is compulsory when engaging in the Level 3 Course

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 info@rockerfellasadventure.com or through our contact page.

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