Top Rope Workshop (TRW)

Objective of workshop:

To learn the required knowledge to safely climb and belay on top rope in a climbing gym.

Onsight's Top Rope Workshop (TRW) is designed for beginners with little to no knowledge of the basics of Top Rope Belaying. Participants will be taught about the personal equipment vital to the sport and what is required to be a safe, proficient belayer.

The course provided will be based on Climbing Wall Association (CWA)'s guidelines and its updated common practices such as the usage of an Assisted Braking Device (ABD) and the safety and usage of the Auto-Belay.

CWA is a trade association dedicated to protecting, connecting and educating the indoor climbing industry by developing industry standards.

Prerequisite: 13 years old
Duration: 4 Hrs
Course Price: $60/ pax, includes verification for 1 person
(No certificate issued; Verification tag issued upon passing of verification)

Practice Sessions are also available, click to find out more.


  • Introduction to climbing equipment
  • Tying the rope to the harness
  • Pre-climbing checks
  • How to use an Auto-Belay device
  • Belaying a climber safely
  • Introduction to Bouldering

Flow Chart

You can refer to this flowchart for full course process.