Climbing Wall Instructor (Abseil Module)

Climbing Wall Instructor (Abseil Module)

This module is optional and is designed to equip qualified Climbing Wall Instructors with the skills and techniques required for managing top-roping and abseiling groups on purpose-built artificial climbing walls and structures. Awareness of the skills outlined in the main Climbing Wall Instructor syllabus is assumed and not repeated here.

Please see below for an outline of possible topics that will be covered during the training programme and those to be assessed. 


Training – 4 hours

Assessment – 2 hours 


Training: Ratio 1:4 and 2: 8.  Looking at suitable equipment used in top roping and abseiling sessions, Top roping techniques including; belaying and direct belaying, Personal abseil and safeguarding, managing and abseiling groups, methods for attaching clients to a harness, simple problem solving.

Assessment - Ratio 1:4 and 2:8.  As above over two hours. 

Accommodation: This course is non-residential


At a variety of venues including: Sunderland Wall and Awesome Walls (Sheffield) 

Cost: Course only - £50

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