***From April 1st 2024, the Scottish Route Setting Association will start operating. This is being run by the SRSA as a joint initiative with Climb Scotland. The roped courses offered are the same as those run by the original RSA, which the RSD replaced in 2022. The roped course, called the SRSA Rope Access Setter, has exactly the same content as the current RSD Roped Setter course but has an on-going assessment throughout the two days, with no separate assessment. It also doesn’t require membership of any organisation in order to take part.***

 Pete is a founder and Senior Trainer/Senior Technical Advisor to the SRSA and as such is able to run courses which will give attendees the highest possible quality of training as well as enabling them to obtain the SRSA Rope Acess Setter qualification. This course is also suitable for those who wish to be a qualified route setter as well as for those responsible for safety cover of others whilst they work.

Valid for three years, this is becoming the benchmark course across the UK as well as many countries abroad and the qualification is transferable between many climbing centres and venues.

Topics covered include equipment, Work at Height regulations, LOLER, PUWER, rigging, movement in ascent and descent, bag hauling systems, companion rescues, lanyard usage, work positioning, exclusion zones, PPE checks plus lots more.

This course combines some theory with plenty of practical activity and lots of movement on ropes, along with the practical removing and setting of routes. The two-day course is combined training and assessment, with some pre-course theory work to be carried out.

Prices given for upcoming venues are as listed below.

Includes full course, instruction, specialised equipment and SRSA certificate.
This course is approved for 1 MTA or 2 AMI CPD points.


Perth Climbing Wall

April 8-9

April 29-30


Revalidation: May 27th. £150.


We are able to offer dates other than those above. please drop us an email to discuss requirements


The SRSA Rope Access Setter qualification is valid for three years. Prior to this time elapsing, you need to attend a one-day reassessment course. Dates are above,  as well as on a dates-to-suit basis, so please drop us an email should you wish to book onto one.

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