Vertical Skills Stage 9

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Vertical Skills - Stage 9 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have set up a top rope climbing site and managed/ instructed beginner climbers leaning to climb at that site.
    • Scouts must have achieved the status of a qualified top rope climbing instructor to offer this service.
    • Scouts must work under the direct supervision of a qualified climbing instructor with five or more years of climbing instruction experience.
  2. I have set up a rappel site with a belay from above the rappeller and managed/instructed beginners leaning to rappel at that site.
    • Scouts must have achieved the status of a qualified top rope climbing instructor to offer this service.
    • Scouts must work under the direct supervision of a qualified climbing instructor with five or more years of climbing instruction experience.
  3. I have completed a lead climb on one of the following multi pitch climbs: 1. rock climb grade 5.7 or above; 2. ice climb grade WI3 or above; 3. mountain alpine climb grade III or above; 4. caving that to be carried out requires climbing ropes and harness
    • Scouts can complete a lead climb under the direct supervision of a qualified climbing instructor with five or more years of experience.
  4. I have set up and used a Munter mule combination hitch to facilitate the rescue of beginners learning to rappel.
    • Scouts can conduct a rescue scenario where a rappeller is freed from the rappel rope and the belay rope, and the Scout facilitator lowers the rappelling Scout down to the ground on a third backup safety rope with a Munter hitch friction knot.
    • Scouts can complete this rescue under the direct supervision of a qualified climbing instructor with five or more years of experience.