Rock Exam

This course is a prerequisite to the 4 day Rock Guide Training Course
It is a pass/fail examination

Aim:
Assessment of amateur technical rock skills and knowledge and rock climbing ability. **

Duration: 1 day
Physical rock climbing ability
Rock Shoes
Minimum climb grade 20 Ewbank cleanly placing trad gear.
Mountain Boots
Minimum climb grade 14 Ewbank  eg The Big Corner - Wanaka
Climb with efficiency of movement and technique
Climb with ability to read terrain
Display evidence of rockclimbing mileage and experience
Technical rock climbing skills

Demonstrate:
Ability to plan the climb eg. rack up appropriately
Efficient and safe clipping of quickdraws
Efficient and safe placement of camming devices, stoppers and slings (show understanding)
Understanding of modern belay techniques and devices
Safe and efficient threading of DBBs for lower off
Equalising multi-bolt bolt and gear anchors for top rope and multi-pitch
Efficient rope management for multi-pitch
Abseil multi-pitch and prusiking

Possible Assessment Locations:
Christchurch Port Hills, Wanaka, Queenstown

** NZOIA Rock II qualification accepted as an equivalent pass of this assessment as a prerequisite for NZMGA guides training pathway.