Rock Climbing Instructor -Training

Rock Climbing Instructor -Training
Formally the Single Pitch Award, or SPA. This revamped award has an extra day on the training and turns you into a rock climbing instructor. We are offering these courses through Paul Poole, who is a Mountain Training Provider for the award (Mountain Training Cymru Provider No. 10003). This is an amazing entry level qualification for climbers wanting to work in the outdoor industry.

The Rock Climbing Instructor Award is ideal for anyone who wants to manage groups at single pitch crags and indoor climbing walls. It is an industry standard qualification and one that has started the career of many mountaineering instructors and guides.

The course will follow the Rock Climbing Instructor Syllabus over three days and is delivered practically at a number of crags and a climbing wall. It will demonstrate how to operate as a competent and safe Rock Climbing Instructor, the course is designed to promote discussion on the wide variety of technical equipment available and methods of working on a crag with a group.

Prior Experience Require?

  • You should be at least 18 years old
  • You should have at least a years worth of experience of rock climbing
  • You should have an interest in supervising novice climbing groups
  • To undertake the Rock Climbing Instructor training course you will need tobe registered for the Rock Climbing Instructor and have an account on Mountain Training’s Candidate Management System.
  • You must have led at least 15 graded rock climbs with traditional protection
  • You must have led at least 15 climbing wall routes
  • You must have led at least 5 outdoor bolt protected sport climbs
  • You must be a member of a Mountaineering Council (the British Mountaineering CouncilMountaineering Council of Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland)

What format is the Course?

The course runs over three days and includes two days outside on single pitch crags, where you will be shown the majority of the syllabus with regards to safely using a single pitch climbing venue with a group of novice climbers. Another day is then spent in an indoor climbing wall teaching you about managing groups inside and some basic technique coaching.

What is not included?

We expect you to be interested in rock climbing to come on the course as such you will need you own harness, helmet and basic rock climbing equipment, including a rack and rope. We can provide some specialist equipment for the training course. A full kit list is provided.

The course is non-residential, so you will need to find accommodation for the duration of the course.

You will also need to supply your own food throughout the course.

 

Prior Experience: Be registered on the RCI scheme with mountain training
Duration: 3 Day
Cost: £180
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Course Start Dates:
May 25, 2018
August 6, 2018
September 28, 2018
  • NB: We can arrange course dates to meet your requirements.

  • To book, find out more or to arrange an alternative date email us here.
    …or call us on 07872565225

    Photos from Previous Courses

    A climber on a classic 6c on the right side of Urdon in the Hermida Gorge, a fantastic sports climbing venue

    A climber on a classic 6c on the right side of Urdon in the Hermida Gorge, a fantastic sports climbing venue

    Llion Morris traversing his way across the classic Quartz Icicle, E2 5c on Wen Slab. This quartz streak is an obvious line on the slab and a classic.

    Llion Morris traversing his way across the classic Quartz Icicle, E2 5c on Wen Slab. This quartz streak is an obvious line on the slab and a classic.

    The amazing flying buttress direct at Stanage. An awesome HVS trad route.

    The amazing flying buttress direct at Stanage. An awesome HVS trad route.

    Snowdonia Mountain Guides owner on top of Napes Needle in the Lake District. The world's first real rock climb.

    Snowdonia Mountain Guides owner on top of Napes Needle in the Lake District. The world's first real rock climb.

    Josh Douglas climbing a Hard Severe limestone tower whilst being coach on his Trad Leading in the Picos Du Europa.

    Josh Douglas climbing a Hard Severe limestone tower whilst being coach on his Trad Leading in the Picos Du Europa.

    Intrepidas a great technical 6a on Macizo Del Ali, Chodes

    Intrepidas a great technical 6a on Macizo Del Ali, Chodes

    Jesse King climbing the third ptich of the South Face of the Naranga Dek Bulnes whilst having some lead climb coaching.

    Jesse King climbing the third ptich of the South Face of the Naranga Dek Bulnes whilst having some lead climb coaching.

    Our UK Trad Tour getting to grips with jamming in Milestone Quarry, the perfect crack school.

    Our UK Trad Tour getting to grips with jamming in Milestone Quarry, the perfect crack school.