Climb Nova Scotia oversees the certification of climbing instructors in the province.
Persons wishing to become accredited are required to undergo an evaluation where they shall demonstrate mastery of various climbing-related skills such as:
- Basic to advanced climbing movement and terminology
- Rope systems and impact theory
- Anchor construction
- Equipment use and limitations
- Belay techniques
- Ascending a fixed line
- Beginner group instruction
During a certification test, candidates may also be expected to lead climb one or more routes of a predetermined grade, depending on the sought level of certification. Candidates must also produce a logbook or similar acceptable climbing documentation as proof that they have completed a certain number of climbs of a particular difficulty over a set time period. These ascents are expected to be reasonably recent, and certified instructors must be reevaluated every few years to ensure their skill level is maintained.
CNS Level 1 and CNS Level 2 certification evaluation is not currently available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Persons interested in being evaluated or receiving training toward an indoor or toprope certification should consult the Dalplex Rock Court website, email Heather Reynolds at email@example.com or phone the Dalplex Rock Court at 902-494-1605 for further information.