FREE Outdoor Guided Climbing

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instructor_SPI_BW-150x150 reducedParticipate in FREE professional training for beginner outdoor climbers! We are seeking individuals who would like to play the role of student/client for the exam candidates of an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) exam.

When: Tuesday October 7th, 9am-3pm
Where: Mt Erie (near Anacortes)

Your instructors for the day will provide a day’s worth of climbing instruction to those who are interested, all under the supervision of an AMGA Certified Rock Guide for FREE.  

We are primarily interested in climbers who haven’t spent a great deal of time outdoors.  “Mock clients” (you) will work with the guides from approximately 9am to 3pm. The ideal “mock client” will have rock shoes, a helmet and a harness, though if you don’t have one of these things, we may be able to provide it.

CLICK HERE for more information and registration


About the AMGA SPI Course/Exam: The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor Course and exam is the first in the AMGA sequence of climbing instructor and guide training programs.

The SPI course was designed to help capable recreational climbers transition into capable and effective climbing instructors. The course focuses on the technical skills required by an instructor as they are applied in all forms of single pitch climbing instruction. In addition to this, the course addresses the essential educational and environmental tenets required to teach climbing. Those seeking certification may go on to take a two-day field examination following the course. Certified Single Pitch Instructors are expected to demonstrate the technical and educational proficiencies necessary to instruct a variety of single pitch rock climbing skills in a safe and effective manner to both groups and individuals.

To read more about the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor course and exam, please click on the following link: