AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course Registration

  1. (required)
  2. (valid email required)
  3. PRE-REQUISITES FOR SINGLE PITCH INSTRUCTOR COURSE

    You meet the pre-requisites for the SPI course if you:

    • Have a genuine interest in rock climbing and instructing novices on single pitch crags.

    • Are at least 18 years old at the time of the course.

    • Have at least 12 months prior climbing experience.

    • Are an active climber with traditional lead climbing experience (leader placing pro).

    • Have trad lead climbed a minimum of 15 graded rock climbing routes (any grade).

    • Are capable of comfortably climbing 5.8 while on a top rope.

    The above pre-requisites are absolute minimums and most candidates have way in excess of the above. Without having at least this amount experience you are unlikely to play a constructive part on the course or be able to make best use of the training. If you are unsure of your skill levels we suggest hiring an AMGA/IFMGA certified guide to evaluate and enhance your skills and experience prior to SPI Program enrollment.
  4. New PRE-REQUISITES FOR SPI ASSESSMENT

    The SPI Assessment can be taken directly following the SPI Course if the candidate successfully completed the course and meets the Assessment pre-requisites. However, it is highly recommended that the SPI Course candidate take time practicing and consolidating the skills learned on the course before assessment (6-12 months).

    You meet the SPI Assessment Pre-requisites if:

    • You have successfully completed an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course or AMGA Top Rope Site Manager Course.

    • You have trad lead climbed a minimum of 40 rock climbing routes. A large number of these should be at 5.6 grade and hopefully on a variety of rock types.

    • You are capable of comfortably lead climbing 5.6 traditional routes (leader placing protection). You will demonstrate your leading ability on a variety of routes on the assessment. .

    • You are capable of comfortably climbing 5.8 while on a top rope.

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  • Outdoor Industry Association
  • Climbing Wall association
  • The Access Fund
  • Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Forest Service