What does the skills assessment for rope climbing entail?

To be signed off as an independent rope climber you must demonstrate competency in:

    • puting on a climbing harness
    • tying in with an appropriate climbing knot (figure of 8 with stopper knot is preferred)
    • belay a climber on a top rope climb
    • Successfully catch a fall and lower a climber back down under control
    • Demonstrate safe use of an autobelay
    • Answer the quesonnaire on risks involved with bouldering