Pinnacle Sports Top Rope Course

Pinnacle Sports Top Rope Course

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






Pinnacle Sports
7:30 am
5:00 pm
Pinnacle Sports
Emily Amies
07 3368 3335

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.

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 20% of RRP for anything in our Red Hill store!

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

It also covers the following units of competency:


  • SISOCLN201A Demonstrate simple top roping skills on natural surfaces
  • SISOCLN302A Apply climbing skills on natural surfaces
  • ISOCLN303A Establish belays for climbing on natural surfaces


  • SISOABN201A Demonstrate simple abseiling skills on natural surface
  • SISOABN303A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces
  • ISOABN304A Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling on natural surfaces

Our instructors

Our awesome instructors are highly trained and accredited by PACI (Professional Association of Climbing Instructors). 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.

Day 1: Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Day 2: Mount Ngungun, Glasshouse Mountains

Pinnacle Sports

Phone: 07 3368 3335
Fax: 07 3368 3336
17/152 Musgrave Road
Red Hill QLD 4059



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