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

ABD Verification

Verification is a skills test conducted by a member of the gym staff to ensure your competency in belaying safely at their gym facilities.

This test applies to all gyms across the world, and as climbers we have to abide by their policies should we want to climb there.

In Climbodachi, we guide our students towards competency in ABD usage during the course. Unfortunately, we do not provide verification on behalf of any other gyms outside the class as verification test must be conducted at their respective facilities.

ABD Workshop (Conducted at end of course)

We prepare you for the verification test by ensuring you will be able to utilise the ABD devices properly. Team Climbodachi has invested in a variety of Assisted Belaying Devices for you to try and find the best one suited for you before getting one!

Learn how to use it safely while saving money from buying the wrong device!


SNCS Classes (Singapore)

  • 6th Nov (Sat) – **Class Full**
  • 20th Nov (Sat) –
  • 21st Nov (Sun) –
  • 4th Dec (Sat) –
  • 5th Dec (Sun) –
  • 18th Dec (Sat) –
  • 19th Dec (Sun) –

Slots updated: 2200hrs; 27/10/2021

We will be having a Blended version (Online Theory + Climbing Practical)
Refer to above schedule or at the registration page for Practical timings.

Click Here to Register Sport Climbing Level 1

SEACS Classes (Malaysia)

No dates at this time

All our courses run independently from the climbing gym scheduled classes.
Registering with the climbing gym will not confirm placement into our classes.

All our courses have a registration deadline in order to complete the arrangements with our venue partners.
We are unable to accept any sign ups after registration closure. To avoid disappointment, do sign up with us now!


Coaches are well experienced and provide real-life / practical advice and tips beyond just going through the course content.
Strongly recommend!
SK, Google Reviews
Had so much fun doing my Level 1 with Climbodachi! My instructor was Linda and she made the course so fun and engaging, with so many practical tips on equipment even.
Can’t wait to do my Level 2 with Climbodachi again (((-:
Weiling, Google Reviews
Did Level 1.
Nice of the instructor to tell even the minute details of the harness, belay device and shoes that you will usually not find easily online.
Also gave me tips on getting ready for level 2
Mike, Google Reviews
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

I signed up for the level 1 course. My instructor Hadri was very welcoming and friendly towards all of us even though we had varying levels of climbing experience. We could all feel the climbodachi family spirit!

Yu Teng, Google Reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed taking my SNCS level 1, very structured course w super friendly instructors who made the whole thing really fun & comfortable!

Nasyitah, Google Reviews

Our instructors, Linda and Fai, were great – they gave clear instructions to teach us what we had to know, and value-added to what was good to know. Glad I did my L1 with them. (:

Jason, Google Reviews

I am glad that I chose my SNCS Level 1 course certification with Climbodachi.

Despite being fearful of heights and falling, I managed to climb to the top of the wall with the guidance and patience with their instructors Ben and Azlinda.

We were encouraged to ask questions throughout the course and were frequently quizzed on our knowledge and techniques, which made the course more engaging and interactive.

I also noticed that the instructors identified and coached participants (one of them being me)who would benefit from more coaching and tips. This showed that I was in good hands.

The course-mates were awesome too. They made my Saturday really fun.

Course ended with a nice debrief where we were given discount vouchers for gym entries and gear purchases. These would really help new climbers to start out.

Thanks again Ben and Azlinda. Stay awesome Climbodachi .

Selva, Google Reviews

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