This course provides the essential guide skills required to become a climbing and abseiling guide in a top rope climbing environment.
The course is designed for experienced climbers looking to further their skills and knowledge to confidently work as a guide in areas such as outdoor education programs, rock climbing club leaders, youth rock climbing programs, adventure tourism operators and recreational climbers looking to improve safety and efficiency in the top rope climbing environment.
The course teaches a variety of skills and systems in technical instruction, group instructional skills, delivering safety briefings and group management protocols and fitting clients personal protective equipment I.e. harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes and equipment.
The top rope guide course addresses both top and bottom managed belay skills in a variety of environments I.e. Sea cliffs where there is no direct foot access to the base of the climbing site.
The training includes key techniques for abseiling guides such as top belayed abseiling descents, rigging setups for relevant rescue techniques and technical instruction.
The course focuses on technical climbing and guiding skills, common guide and briefing techniques, managing clients in a natural surfaces cliff environment and pertinent rescue skills.