ABD = Assisted Braking Device.
As of 1st June 2017, ALL belayers are only allowed to use an Assisted Braking Device (ABD).
Non-ABD (tubular devices, fig. 8, etc) will be prohibited.
The following groups are required to display their necessary verification tags to climb/belay:
- Lead climber and Lead belayer – 1st June 2017
- Top Rope Belayer – 1st January 2018
This new verification is still applicable for climbers with a climbing certification. (You will be issued with the new verification tag upon successful verification which would allow you to belay within GroundUp / Climb Central / Onsight Climbing premises.)
Please do note the following:
- If you already have the lead verification tag, you need not go for the top rope verification
- You will be required to sign up in pairs for the verification
- You are required to bring your own equipment INCLUDING an ABD (rental will only be subjected to availability)
- Re-test can only be made after at least 1 month from the previous verification
All participants are advised to read up on the matrix before attending the verification.
For ABD Top Rope Verification, it will be on a walk-in basis only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Friday. (Subjected to availability of instructor)
For ABD Lead Verification (Wed and Sundays only), sign up below: