Detail Standards #002 - Rev: 00

TitleSport Climbing Level-2
  1. This course is designed as a follow on from the Sport Climbing Course Level 1.
  2. This course builds on the top-rope skills acquired from Level One and teaches a progression into lead climbing on artificial climbing walls.
  3. Participants on this course should be confident in all the techniques covered at Level One before undertaking this more advanced level course.
  1. In good health condition
  2. SEACS Level-1 holder

Trainees must demonstrate the following course requirements :

  1. Confident with lead climbing on an easy route
  2. Correct placement of protection points on a lead climb
  3. Correct belaying of a lead climber using a friction device
  4. Correct top-out technique on fixed anchor
  5. Conduct proper pre-climb checks
  6. Correct use of climbing calls
  7. Safe equipment handling


  1. Introduction to Lead Climbing
    • Top-rope Climbing vs Lead Climbing
    • Placement of protection points
    • Understanding Fall Factor and Impact Force
    • Understanding the anchor system on artificial wall
  2. Equipment Required for Lead Climbing (usage, care, limitation)
    • Dynamic rope vs Static rope
    • Harness with gear loops
    • Quickdraws (Runners)
    • Slings / Tapes (safety slings, extension as Runners)
    • Friction devices – (Fig.8, Tubular)
    • Helmet
  3. Knots (usage, limitation, dressing)
    • Double Figure of 8 knot
    • Tape knot
  4.  Belaying a Lead Climber using friction devices
    • Giving slack & taking-in
    • Belaying stance
    • Arresting a climber’s fall
    • Dynamic Belaying
    • Rope handling & management
  5. Lead Climbing & Techniques
    • Pre-climb checks
    • Clipping in techniques / prevention & undo “Z” clips
    • Runners’ placement/direction
    • Climbing on overhangs & roofs
    • Safe falling position
    • Climbing commands
    • Safety considerations – hand & foot placement to avoid nasty rope burns, skipping runners, falling on a lead, buddy check
  6. Top-out Technique
  7. Course Review
    • Suggestions for further advancement
    • General discussion and feedback

Instructor/Trainee Ratio

  1. 1 instructor : 10 trainees or
  2. 1 instructor +1 climbing assistant/trainee-instructor: 16 trainees

Instructor Qualification:

SEACS Sport Climbing Instructor Cat 1 or 2


Wearing of helmet is compulsory when engaging in a lead climbing session.

Effective Date2007-01-01
Ref.Southeast Asia Climbing Standards