Rock Climbing Leader Award
The Rock Climbing Leader Scheme provides training and assessment for voluntary leaders who wish to lead groups on multi-pitch rock climbs of moderate severity.
This award meets the UIAA model standards for rock climbing leaders.
The scheme offers the candidate the opportunity to gain technical competence in leading on multi-pitch rock climbs of moderate severity that:
Are non-serious and have little objective danger
Present no difficulties of approach or retreat
Present little difficulty in route finding
The scheme does not cover:
The skills needed to approach and retreat from remote mountain crags.
Completion of a training course alone, without taking and assessment course, is not a qualification in itself, although it may be of considerable benefit to the trainee.
The Scheme comprises of:
Registration and issue of a logbook
A minimum five day training course
Further experience gained during a consolidation period
A three day assessment course
Continuing experience entered in a logbook
Advanced level course
Certifies candidates for multi pitch climbing
A key step towards instructor status