SNCS 2 (Singapore National Climbing Standard)
Single Pitch Lead Climbing
What is SNCS 2?
This course is designed as a follow on from the SNCS 1.

This course builds on the top-rope skills acquired from Level One and teaches a progression into lead climbing on artificial climbing walls.

Participants on this course should be confident in all the techniques covered at Level One before undertaking this more advanced level course.
Why train with me?
If you have made up your mind to get trained, there are many options out there. Why sign up with me? When you learn new skills, not only do you want to learn from somebody who has mastered those skills, but also from somebody who is current, and good at teaching.

I have been trained in various countries such as Singapore(duh!), Australia, Indian Himalayas, Scotland, England, and the French Alps. You can find out more here. I will be able to provide you with multiple perspectives that will help you in your learning journey.

I follow a social constructivist theory of learning and apply an inquiry-based approach as my pedagogy. This is a mouthful but in essence, it means that the way that I design the sessions is very deliberate. Often, you only get back to the activity after a few months following your training. My aim is that you understand the fundamentals such that you feel confident to carry on even after a few months break. Don't just take my words for it, you can see what previous participants said below.
What does the syllabus cover?
This standard allows you to abseil confidently after a leader has rigged the abseil site.
  • Introduction to Lead Climbing
    • Top-Rope Climbing vs Lead Climbing
    • Placement of protection points
    • Understanding Fall Factor and Impact Force
    • Understanding the anchor system on artificial wall
  • Belaying a Lead Climber using friction devices
    • Giving slack & taking-in
    • Belaying stance
    • Arresting a climber's fall
    • Dynamic Belaying
    • Rope handling & management
  • Equipment Required for lead climbing (usage, care, limitation)
    • Dynamic rope vs Static rope
    • Harness with gear loops
    • Quickdraws (Runners)
    • Slings / Tapes (safety slings, extension as Runners)
    • Friction devices – (Fig.8, Tubular)
    • Helmet
  • Lead Climbing & Techniques
    • Pre-climb checks
    • Clipping in techniques / prevention & undo "Z" clips
    • Runners' placement/direction
    • Climbing on overhangs & roofs
    • Safe falling position
    • Climbing commands
    • Safety considerations – hand & foot placement to avoid nasty rope burns, skipping runners, falling on a lead, buddy check
  • Knots (usage, limitation, dressing)
    • Double Figure of 8 knot
    • Tape knot
  • Top-out Technique
How to sign up?
If you made up your mind, below are some of the details you need to know about the course:

Course & Instructor Fee: S$ 180
Duration: 2 Days
Location: Various options are available upon sign-up
Exclusion: Meals, Gym entrance fee, equipment rental,

I only run courses on weekends. For signing up, please watsapp me here indicating number of people and preferred date.
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