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
It is not mandatory for you to attend the ABD Workshop before your verification, however, if you are not familiar with any ABDs, we would highly recommend going for our ABD Workshop before attending the verification.
All participants are advised to read up on the matrix before attending the verification.
Workshop fee is $10.00/pax.