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

    James showing his technical skills on The Deceptive Dyke. Australia

    James showing his technical skills on The Deceptive Dyke. Australia

    An unkown climber in the off width section of Demo Route, Sennen, Cornwall.

    An unkown climber in the off width section of Demo Route, Sennen, Cornwall.

    Soaking up the sun on Tryfan Bach

    Soaking up the sun on Tryfan Bach

    Guy Stevens, breaking through from the shade and into the sun on Lazarus, Severe on Idwal Slabs Hollytree Wall.

    Guy Stevens, breaking through from the shade and into the sun on Lazarus, Severe on Idwal Slabs Hollytree Wall.

    Simon Lake on the 'easy pitch' of Kalahari Highway, E4

    Simon Lake on the 'easy pitch' of Kalahari Highway, E4

    Marty pulling through the overlap on Scratch Arete, here he is just short of the final thank god jug.

    Marty pulling through the overlap on Scratch Arete, here he is just short of the final thank god jug.

    Simon Lake traversing out across the start of Troy, E2, Scimitar Ridge

    Simon Lake traversing out across the start of Troy, E2, Scimitar Ridge

    Looking out across the lake in Frey, Argentina

    Looking out across the lake in Frey, Argentina


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