Vertical Skills Stage 8

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Vertical Skills - Stage 8 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have climbed at a natural (not constructed) top rope climbing site where I set up all the anchor and belay systems for the routes I have climbed or rappelled on.
    • Scouts can set up anchor and belay systems to the satisfaction of a qualified climbing instructor before use.
  2. I have seconded on a multi-pitch rock climb of grade 5.7 or higher.
    • Scouts can follow a lead climber on a route and clean all the protection from the route.
  3. I have seconded on an ice climb of W3 or higher.
    • Scouts can follow a lead climber on a route and clean all the protection from the route.
  4. I have assisted with setting up a top rope climbing site and assisted with managing beginner climbers learning to climb at that site.
    • Scouts (under the supervision of a qualified climbing instructor) can help to facilitate the technical set up and teaching of beginner top rope climbers.
  5. I have assisted with setting up a rappel site with a belay from above, and assisted with managing beginners leaning to rappel at that site.
    • Scouts (under the supervision of a qualified climbing instructor) can help to facilitate the technical set up and teaching of a beginner-level rappel site.
  6. I have taught younger Scouts to tie these seven knots: follow-through figure-eight, double fisherman’s, water knot, bowline, Munter hitch, prussic and clove hitch.
    • Scouts are to teach these seven knots to a beginner level only. The knots are not to be used for climbing or rappelling activities.