Rock

    Rock Qualifications Hierarchy Diagram

    NB: The green boxes indicate where you can enter a qualification. The red boxes show where you are required to hold NZOIA Rock 1 or Sport Climbing Instructor qualifications as a pre-requisite.

    Rock Climbing Diagram web

    Abseil Leader

    This qualification is for people who lead introductory abseiling experiences. One-day assessment.

    Abseil Leader Scope and Syllabus

    Rock Leader

    This qualification is for people who lead introductory top-rope rock climbing experiences. Two-day assessment.

    Rock Leader Scope and Syllabus

    Rock 1

    The holder of this qualification can organise, instruct and guide bouldering, top rope climbing and abseil experiences at single pitch rock climbing sites, using fixed and placed protection anchors. Two-day assessment.

    Sport Climbing Endorsement

    The holder of this qualification can organise and instruct/guide lead climbing at single pitch indoor/artificial and outdoor sport climbing venues using fixed protection. One-day assessment.

    Sport Climbing Endorsement Scope and Syllabus

    Sport Climbing

    The holder of this qualification can organise and instruct bouldering, top rope climbing and lead climbing at single pitch indoor/artificial and outdoor sport climbing venues using fixed protection. Two-day assessment.

    Sport Climbing Scope and Syllabus

    Rock 2

    The holder of this qualification can organise, instruct and guide all aspects of rock climbing and abseiling including traditional and multi-pitch climbing. Three-day assessment.

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