Top Rope Climbing Course

From AUD $525.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Town of Glasshouse, QLD
  • Product code: AABNE-TRC

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If there is one question we’re always asked by non-climbers, it’s this – how do you get the ropes up there?!

Maybe you’ve spent some time getting strong in the gym, but feel as though it’s time to move outdoors. Or maybe you joined us for one of our awesome climbing sessions and it’s got you itching to touch more rock. Either way, the skills you need to get climbing outside are covered in our Top Rope Climbing Course.

This is a nationally accredited course designed to teach you the best practices for safe climbing at any crag with top rope access – think Kangaroo Point, Mt Ngungun or Brooyar. Our qualified instructors will teach you everything you need to know to build your own anchors for climbing or abseiling. Don’t leave it to guesswork, get trained by the best.

2022 Dates

TR course: 18,25 of June
TR course: 13, 20, of Aug
TR course: 22,29 Oct

Our Instructors:

Our awesome instructors are highly trained and accredited by PACI (Professional Association of Climbing Instructors).They will be teaching PACI content..  Put simply, they are subject matter experts. They’ll provide you with all the gear you’ll need, as well as the theory material you’ll need to get a firm understanding of the concepts you’ll learn. If you have your own gear, we encourage you to bring it along – your instructor will check it out and let you know if it’s suitable to use.

Session Times and Locations:

The course runs for 2 days from 7:30am to 5pm, with the first day conducted at Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the second at Mt Ngungun in Glasshouse Mountains National Park.

Course Content:

The Top Rope Climbing Course provides in depth training and examination of the following skills:

  • Review equipment for rock climbing

  • Knot Tying

  • Anchors for Abseil

  • Descending fixed ropes

  • Guidebook interpretation and route location

  • Identifying rock features

  • Creating a safety line system

  • Setting up anchor systems for a bottom belay system

  • Belay skills

  • Creating anchors using artificial anchor points

  • Safety calls

  • Basic climbing skills

Fitness Requirements:

You’ll need a moderate amount of fitness to hike to the summit of Mt Ngungun, an hour walk carrying all the gear you need including ropes, carabiners and personal safety equipment.

Why choose Team Pinnacle?

Here at Team Pinnacle, we love all things vertical and we’re looking forward to sharing our passion with you.

With more than 15 years of experience, Pinnacle Sports is South East Queensland’s leading provider of rock climbing and abseiling training and experiences. We work closely with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and other management organizations to ensure that our outdoor activities are fully permitted and environmentally sound. Our reputation for high quality outdoor experiences has been built on low instructor to participant ratios, meaning you get more time to do the rad stuff! 

After your course, come see us in store at West End and our friendly and knowledable staff will help you get set up with the right gear for your climbing adventures.  Course participants will receive  a 15% discount off RRP* on a  new Top Rope Kit.  

*Must be used in a single transaction, not valid on Afterpay orders*

Also keep in mind that alumni of any of our courses are invited you to join our exclusive Pinnacle Climber’s Club - it’s our way of welcoming you to the Pinnacle family, as well as the SEQ climbing community. As well as honing your climbing technique, you’ll also get some other cool benefits like 15% of RRP for anything in our West End store!*

*must be currently enrolled in climbers club for the term*

Pre-Course Preparation:

  • PACI Exams MUST be completed, prior to the course start date and submitted to the instructor on the first morning of the course.

  • PACI Study guides are sent with the booking confirmation and are available as a downloadable link. Study guides assist with the completion of the exams. Allow a day to complete the exams

  • Statements of attainment will not be issued unless exams are received completed

  • Take some time to practice your knots (refer to course outline and Knots Study Guide)

  • Ensure you have all the meeting times from your instructor (If you need to organise gear from your instructor let them know well in advance)

  • Unique Student Identifier - Each participant will require a Unique Student Identifier  (USI). A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account. A USI will allow an individual's USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection allowing an individual to see all of their training results from all providers including all completed training units and qualifications. The USI will make it easier for students to find and collate their VET achievements into a single authenticated transcript. It will also ensure that students' VET records are not lost.The USI will be is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed from when the USI comes into effect on 1 January 2015.  For more details, please refer to A statement of attainment will not be issued unless we have received a USI. If you have a valid USI please advise at time of booking. If you require a USI, please visit to create one (this should take about 5 mins)

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy Prerequisites - To comply with government reporting, all students must complete the LLN (Language, literacy and numeracy) self-assessment questionnaire. The LLN form is sent at the time of booking. Return the completed form within 1 week of booking onto the course. This is to ascertain if further assistance is required or not.

The Fine Print:

  • Participants must be at least 15 years of age

  • Participants must be fit and healthy for climbing

  • Participants must be able to speak, and understand the English language. This requirement is stipulated on the grounds of safety at height

  • Participant must complete an LLN self-assessment questionnaire to be handed in prior to course commencement

  • Participant must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number

  • Statement of Attainment certificate will be sent electronically

  • This activity is subject to minimum and maximum numbers to run. In the event that the minimum number of participants are not available, the activity may be rescheduled. A decision is made the week prior to the activity.

  • Bookings must be made 2 weeks in advance. Study materials and exams will be sent after payment is received.

Please ensure that you are aware of our full terms and conditions including our refund and cancellation policy before booking.