Singapore National Climbing Standard

Top Rope Belay Course


Giving you the confidence to get started

Sport climbing level 1 in Singapore is a certification course for new climbers intending to take up climbing. The objective of this course is to give participants an enjoyable, safe and informative introduction to sport climbing.

Participants will be introduced to the various climbing equipment being used, climbing techniques, checking procedures, belaying for top-roping techniques and climbing calls.

This course is a requirement when belaying in Singapore climbing gyms. It is also recognised in climbing gyms around South East Asia, subject to their respective terms and conditions.

SNCS Level 1 is certified under Singapore Mountaineering Federation.

What will you learn?

  • Know about the climbing equipment being used.

  • 5 step belaying technique

  • *Bonus* Learn to use various ABD belay devices

In This Course


  • Introduction to climbing in Singapore

  • Learn the many variations of climbing

Climbing Equipment and Belaying

  • Correct usage of climbing equipment

  • Inspection and caring tips

  • 5 step belaying technique

Basic Climbing Technique

  • Use of different handholds

  • Use of different footholds

  • Basic wall configuration

Top Rope Climbing

  • Pre-climb checks

  • Climbing commands

  • Spotting

  • Safety precautions


SNCS Classes

  • 31st October (Sat) –, Instructor: Hardy
  • 6th November (Fri) –, Instructor: Linda
  • 7th November (Sat) –, Instructor: Linda
  • 8th November (Sun) –, Instructor: Linda
  • 15th November (Sun) –, Instructor: Linda

SEACS Classes

  • No dates at this time


Completed the SCNS Level 1 Course today and the experience was great. Linda is an awesome trainer who knows her stuff and is quick to spot our mistakes.
T-Hall is cool too! Hope to be back for Level 2.
Oliver, Google Reviews
Had an awesome experience getting my Level 1 SNCS. Instructor shows excellect knowledge about climbing and equipment so that we find our best equipment in climbing for the future.
Would definitely go for their courses!! 10/10
Fadhil, Google Reviews

Went for SNCS Level 1 course with Climb’O’Dachi. The founders personally conducted the course and were really friendly and patient throughout 🙂

They were super kind in allowing us to try out their personal collection of assisted braking devices, which was really helpful for us in deciding which ABD to invest in (since they are quite pricey!!)

I don’t think other course providers offer this. Highly recommend!!!

Louisa, Google Reviews

I completed my SNCS Level 1 course with Climbodachi and it was a really awesome experience!

Before the course, I was always nervous about climbing in groups, especially with strangers, and that made me hesitate before signing up for the course. However, I had nothing to worry about!

My Climbodachi instructor Linda was instantly able to make us feel comfortable and the entire session felt cosy. Linda was extremely knowledgeable about climbing, including equipment, the climbing scene in Singapore and techniques to climb better. She was very generous in sharing her knowledge and answering our questions about anything related to climbing. The complimentary ABD course was very helpful as we were able to try out the range of ABD devices there were in the market and have a feel for which we would like to purchase in the future. At the end of the course, Linda also told us about Climbodachi-exclusive discounts for climbing equipment and gyms around Singapore!!

Overall, a really great course! 10/10 will recommend. Looking forward to taking my level 2 course with them in the future too 🙂

Audrey, Google Reviews