Demonstrate top rope climbing skills on artificial surfaces

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan for climbing activity.

1.1. Select a suitable route for the climb, and provide a route description.

1.2. Evaluate the position of features on the artificial surface, which will enable the climb to be completed.

1.3. Identify hazards associated with the activity and apply procedures to minimise risks, as advised by the supervisor.

1.4. Apply safety procedures at the climbing site.

1.5. Comply with organisational policies and procedures.

2. Select and utilise appropriate equipment.

2.1. Identify, select and use equipment in a safe and efficient manner, after consideration of contextual issues.

2.2. Adjust and fit equipment to ensure personal comfort and safety.

2.3. Complete all necessary personal and equipment safety checks, prior to commencing ascent.

2.4. Demonstrate attachment to a suitable belay system according to supervisor's instructions.

3. Demonstrate climbing techniques.

3.1. Locate and evaluate the main features of the climb, whilst climbing.

3.2. Apply safe climbing techniques to minimise injury in the event of a fall.

3.3. Locate and utilise rest positions to reduce fatigue.

3.4. Establish and maintain effective communication between climber and belayer using standard calls and procedures.

4. Demonstrate belaying technique.

4.1. Establish a suitable communication system with the climber and perform personal safety checks before climbing.

4.2. Establish belaying position in relation to belay device and belay system to ensure belayer and climber safety.

4.3. Maintain rope tension to minimise fall distance whilst not restricting climber movement.

4.4. Monitor climber progress constantly and respond appropriately to climber calls.

4.5. Arrest falls promptly and uses techniques according to the belay device.

5. Evaluate the climbing activity.

5.1. Evaluate relevant aspects of the climb.

5.2. Identify improvements for future climbs.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISOCLA201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS20210 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation