Vertical Skills Stage 2
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Vertical Skills - Stage 2 Competencies & Requirements
- I have been climbing on an artificial wall or natural rock formation.
- Scouts have tried either climbing in the context of a supervised “bouldering” or a top roped climbing lesson.
- I know the safety rules for being at the top of or the bottom of a cliff face.
- Scouts do not play or get close to a cliff edge unless an adult is present. Scouts do not look over a climbing cliff edge unless tied in with a climbing rope.
- Scouts do not play, rest or stand below a cliff face where rocks, dirt and other things could fall down.
- Scouts always have a climbing helmet on when at the bottom of a climbing site.
- Scouts never push or throw anything over a cliff edge.
- I can properly put on a climbing helmet.
- Scouts can properly adjust their helmets so that they fit snuggly to stay central on the head and not slide forward or back easily.
- The chin strap and attachment straps to the helmet are snug, but do not interfere with breathing or talking.
- I can identify and name the parts of a carabiner.
- Scouts can identify the gate, spine, nose, hinge, latch, basket (where the rope sits), crotch (where the attachment connects), barrel and spring on a carabiner.