More about Verification

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Dear Climbers,

Thanks for your patience. Here’s sharing more about the upcoming verification process at Climb Central:

Verification Objectives

Introduce an additional layer of facility checks to reduce risks arising from climber & belayer inexperience and complacency.

Verification Standards

CC will be adopting the Climbing Wall Association standards and staff conducting verification will be trained according to the certification standards for climbing wall instructors. More information on CWA Standards can be found at the following link:

Verification Requirement

By 1 June 2017, CC will require all lead climbers & top rope climbers (using belay device attached to their harness) to be verified according to the new standards. Verification will need to be done on an assisted braking device (ABD) and you are free to choose the ABD you are most comfortable with.

Test Matrices Lead Climb & Belay

Link: Verification Matrix – Lead

Top Rope Belay

Link: Verification Matrix – Top Rope

Test Pre-requisites
  • Age 13 and up


  • Attended prior course /training; or
  • Has at least 3 years lead climbing & belaying experience
  • Age 13 and up


  • Attended prior course /training; or
  • Has at least 1 year climbing & belaying experience
Card entitlement Display card to use Lead Walls & TR walls (using belay device attached to  harness) Display card to use TR walls (using belay device attached to harness)
Re-test For failures /revocation:

Next test can only be taken 1 month after last test; or upon proof of attendance at a course.


 ABD Lead Verification Signup

Who? Orange /White & Monthly Pass holders All
When? March 2017

·         Tue /Thu, 7-10.30pm,

·         Fri before 5pm

·         Sat, 5-8.30pm

April & May 2017

·         Tue /Thu, 7-10.30pm,

·         Fri before 5pm

·         Sat, 5-8.30pm

How to sign up Pre-booking required. Email link will be sent to you by 28 Feb 2017. Sign up in pairs! Pre-booking required. Link will be available on Facebook from 15 March 2017. Sign up in pairs!
How much?


1st time free (till 31 March 2017) $$10 verification fee per pax for each verification.

1st time free (till 31 May 2017) if you have previously passed a lead verification test at CC.

What should I expect during verification? Verification should last about 20-30 mins/pair. Climbers should check-in and meet at the grass patch 10 mins before your timeslot. Bring your own equipment. If required, free Mega Jul & rope rental will be available during the test.

*Do note that during these 3 months, CC will not be able to accommodate peak hour verification outside of the fixed timeslots. As there are limited timeslots available, we also seek your cooperation to not change your timeslot after signing up.

Not sure about how to use an ABD or if your belaying skills are up to scratch?

We’re planning a mix of intro and practice sessions to provide refreshers and climbing /belaying tips. Stay tuned for our classes launch in April!


Update 6 March 2017:

Verification FAQs

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