Climbing / Abseiling Skills Course

ABOUT THE course

Self Study – Pre Course Requirements
All Trainees will be required to Download and Complete the required documents for your course.
All of our courses have a set of  Study and Exam Materials that are required to be completed Prior to the Practical training phase. www.paci.com.au/guides.php
Day 1 – Abseiling Skills
Identify safe access to and egress from the pitch
Determine descent and ascent route appropriate for conditions
Select anchors and assess condition, including performance under likely load and stability of surroundings.
Rig or establish multiple anchors, ensuring equalisation and minimise potential for shock loading.
Rig ropes to minimise effects of rope stretch and rub points and to allow efficient descent and ascent
Rig to minimise impact on the natural environment.
Select and tie appropriate knots, and rig ropes suitable for load and function within the belay system.
Set up anchors and ropes to allow for a rescue
Select an abseiling and belay system suitable for the abseil, environmental conditions and participant.
Establish a belay from which belayer is independent of the system.
Establish a belay that maintains safety of belayer and abseiler
Choose a belay device suitable for the natural surface conditions and belayer
Determine need for, and establish, back up belay systems.
Minimise risk of cross loading and mis-alignment of carabiners.
Complete ABCDE safety checks according to organisational procedures

Day 2 – Top Rope Climbing Skills – Top and Bottom Managed Belay Systems
Select and identify a climb in a climbing guide book
Interpret route description; identify position of natural features, the climb route and contingencies.
Select PPE personal protective equipment suitable for the climb and conditions.
Select anchors and assess condition, including performance under likely load and stability of surroundings.
Rig or establish multiple anchors, ensuring equalisation and minimise potential for shock loading.
Rig ropes to minimise effects of rope stretch and rub points and to allow efficient descent and ascent
Rig to minimise impact on the natural environment.
Select and tie appropriate knots,
Establish a belay from which belayer is independent of the system. – Top and Bottom Belay Systems.
Establish a belay that maintains safety of belayer and climber – Top and Bottom Belay Systems.
Choose a belay device suitable for the natural surface conditions and belayer
Determine need for, and establish, back up belay systems.
Attach and adjust belay equipment to self and tie knots suitable for the established belay system.
Minimise risk of cross loading and mis-alignment of carabiners.
Complete ABCDE safety checks according to organisational procedures
Confirm protocols for communications between climber and belayer.
Locate and evaluate natural features during climb and adjust technique to suit.
Use appropriate posture and climbing techniques suitable to natural features.
Locate and utilise rest positions to reduce fatigue. Demonstrate a hands free rest.
Maintain effective communication with belayer throughout climb.
Safely approach, avoid or negotiate hazards to ascend and descend in a controlled manner.
Maintain rope tension to minimise fall distance and ensure climber movement is not unduly restricted
Monitor climber progress constantly, and maintain clear communication with climber.
Arrest falls promptly using technique suitable to belaying device and situation.
Safely and efficiently secure climber using tie off techniques; release tie off and allow climber to continue.

Foundation Skills

Introductory outdoor rock climbing and abseiling course for recreational climbers Includes basic vertical rescue skills.

Your instructor will be following a system which ensures that you are introduced to new skills in the proper sequence. Learning is progressive – building from simple skills to more complex skills.

The first day and a half is the training phase – where your instructor teaches and coaches you to bring out your best performance. Evaluation occurs after the training phase has been completed and when trainees are ready to undertake assessment.

Trainees to perform skills alone and unaided
When competency has been achieved trainees will finalise assessment verification documents and learner questionnaires.

Successful trainees will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

SKILLS LEARNED

  • Knot tying
  • Locating selected routes using a climbing guide book
  • Anchors systems
  • Safety checks (ABCDE)
  • Rope deployment skills
  • Belay skills
  • Basic climbing techniques
  • Basic rescue techniques (assisted hoist using 3:1 mechanical advantage)
  • Top and Bottom Belay Systems
  • Abseil to start of route (climber abseils down selected route)
  • Assisted hoist rescue procedure
  • Climbing to build skills and confidence
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price: $580 pp
Next Dates
2024
May 11th to May 12th
  • Sat 11: Mount Tinbeerwah
  • Sun 12: Mount Ngungun
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Spots left: 4
  • Price: $580 pp
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