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Safe Participant Abseil Course – Practical Day (ABS24E)

August 10 @ 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

This is the base-level course for participation in rockcraft activities and is required for vertical canyoning and caving. Attending this workshop will give you a great grounding for rock adventures and you can even earn you Stage 4 OAS Abseiling (However you must abseil on at least one other occasion before or after the course to complete the OAS requirements).

The course is suitable for Venturers, Rovers, and Leaders.

The theory night is held at Barra Brui Scout Hall and includes a mix of theory presentations and practical components (prussiking, knots, setting up abseil devices, care of equipment).

The theory night registration is combined with the prac day for the same course number, you do not need to register separately.

The practical day is held at Wahroonga Rocks. Participants aim to complete 15 abseils on a variety of abseil devices as well as practising belaying skills, and prussiking. The course includes a separate theory night at Barra Brui Scout Hall.

Recommended Pre-reading:

Digital copies will be provided prior to the course if you don’t have access to Teams.

On the Prac Day


  • Suitable Clothing.
  • Water + Lunch.
  • Your Prussiks.
  • Your Workbook with theory questions completed.
  • Printed out logbook.


  • Arrive 8:30am and walk down to the rocks – map in your email.
  • Finish approximately 4pm.

You will be:

  • Completing at least 10 abseils on different devices.
  • Top Belay and catch a falling Guide.
  • Do prussiking over an edge.
  • Get assessed on your knots.
  • Get your theory answers assessed.

Harry J.E Day

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18 of 25 places remaining.

Registrations closes by: 2024-07-25 19:00:00

Note: starting your application does not reserve your spot, you must submit your application and pay.