AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course Registration

  1. (required)
  2. (valid email required)

    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.

    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.

  5. (required)

  • American Alpine Club
  • American Mountain Guides Association
  • Outdoor Industry Association
  • Climbing Wall association
  • The Access Fund
  • Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Forest Service