Before you begin

Injury risk

You have to be injury free. Even if you are injury free and healthy, the tests used in the assessment can cause injury, and care must be taken in implementing them, please take care of yourself. We take no responsibility for any injuries or incidents that arise in relation to the content of this website.
We hope you remain injury free, but in the event that you injure yourself, please Contact us. This is crucial to ensure the safety of The Test4Climbing tool.

Experience

You need to be an experienced climber to ensure you know what you are doing and what this system is for. As a guide, you should have at least 1 year of regular climbing experience as a minimum.

Assistance assisstance

Whilst completing The Supreme Master Checkout, we advise you ask a friend or someone to supervise whilst completing the tests in order to get reliable and solid results. Some of the tests require measurements to be taken, and will be much easier with some external help. We advise the person helping is a reliable, helpful, involved and meticulous person, just like SpongeBob SquarePants ;)

Reliability

If you feel that your results might be unreliable, because of any sickness, low fitness levels or a long break in climbing, please refrain from performing the tests until you are back to your climbing level represented by climbing route grades and fit and healthy.

This is not training

The Supreme Master Checkout is not training, the test exercises are not designed to create a training stimulus, body adaptations or anabolic processes. The purpose of this system is to test a climbers’ abilities in the form of Key Performance Indicators and compare them with other climbers who are able to send harder routes.

Technique

Some test exercises require proper technique in execution to avoid injury or ensure accuracy of the result. This will be highlighted within the testing procedure instructions, however ... none the less ... the aim is to PERFORM AS HARD AS POSSIBLE!
With this in mind, perfect technique may not matter. There are two main rules - primarily, maintaining your health and avoiding injuries, and secondly PERFORMING AS HARD AS POSSIBLE! ;)

Units

If you input metric data please maintain this throughout the data entry and do not change to imperial for a single test and vice versa, if you use imperial measurements please avoid changing it to metric within a single test.