Top Rope Supervisor Award
The Top-Rope Supervisor Scheme (TRS) provides training and assessment for those who supervise top-roped rock climbing on artificial walls, or accessible crags. It is suitable for individuals working in a professional, semi-professional or voluntary capacity.
The scheme is primarily concerned with good practice leading to the safe enjoyment of the activity.
The Top Rope Supervisor scheme has two endorsements that accompany it:
Top Rope Supervisor - Leading
Top Rope Supervisor - No Leading
The assessor will determine which endorsement each candidate will be allowed to operate within. It must be stressed that the endorsement for Leading, does NOT endorse the candidate to supervise Lead Climbing. It only allows the Candidate to Lead easy sport routes for the purpose of setting up a top rope system.
The scheme does not cover:
The skills needed to approach and retreat from mountain crags
Multi-pitch rock climbing and it’s supervision
Leading rock-climbs (a sport climbing leading endoresement is possible)
Sites where escape is not easily possible from the top and bottom of a climb
The use of traditional ("trad") anchors
The skills required to supervise a group abseiling
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 two day training course
Further experience gained during a consolidation period
A one day assessment course
Continuing experience entered in a logbook
Entry level course
Suits those who only supervise Top Rope climbing
Is the first step to higher qualifications
Download TRS Documents
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