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Climbing Permits

There are two levels of permit available for Single Pitch Climbing. These are:

  • Top Rope Climbing – refers to a climb where the climber is belayed either by a person at the top of the climb, or by a person at the bottom of the climb when the rope runs from the belayer through an anchor at the top of the climb.
  • Lead Climbing – refers to a climb where the climber places protection devices into the rock face, or uses pre installed protection devices, to clip their rope into as they climb

Additionally, each of these permits can be further restricted (such as through geographical locations, artificial walls etc) to end up with an individual permit to the level of the competence and requirements of any person.

Types of Permit
There are three types of permit available for Single Pitch Climbing. These are:

  • Personal – Allows a young person (under 18) to take part in Climbing with others with a personal Single Pitch Climbing permit.
  • Leadership – Allows the permit holder to lead Single Pitch Climbing for a single group.
  • Supervisory – Allows the permit holder to remotely supervise more than one Single Pitch Climbing group.

The only permit level for Multi Pitch Climbing is a Multi Pitch Climbing permit. Each permit can be restricted (such as through specific locations etc) to end up with an individual permit to the level of the competence and requirements of any person.

Types of Permit
There are two types of permit available for Multi Pitch Climbing. These are:

  • Personal – Allows a young person (under 18) to take part in Multi Pitch Climbing with others with a personal Multi Pitch Climbing permit.
  • Leadership – Allows the permit holder to lead Multi Pitch Climbing for a single group.

Climbing Assessors – Single Pitch Climbing

Roger Devey

Paul Westwood

Graham Clarke

Climbing Assessors – Multi Pitch Climbing

To be externally assessed

Assesment Checklist Climbing