ROCK CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR
one day rock climbing instructor refreshers based in north wales
(Mountain Training Cymru Provider No. 10003)
If it's been a while since your Rock Climbing Instructor Training, or you're feeling uncertain about some of the required elements, I offer 2 types of Refresher days that will help you revise and prepare for your assessment.
These one-day courses in Snowdonia, serve as an update for anyone who has completed a Rock Climbing Instructor/Single Pitch Award Training course. This is an opportunity to consolidate on areas of personal performance prior to booking your assessment in the future.
13 April - Gear up for indoors
13 Aug - Gear up for indoors
14 Aug - Crag Rigging
These are often arranged on an individual basis with a minimum of 3 persons attending. Please contact me direct for any further dates .
£60 per person
HOW TO BOOK
Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit
Make sure you check out the terms and conditions on the Booking Page
Full payment details are on the booking form and you will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received in an auto reply and I will contact you shortly before the course with the final details
These days are Accredited by the Mountain Training Association and will count towards your CPD if you're a member.
WHAT WILL THE
Option 1 Gear up for indoors....
Develop and / or add to your RCI toolkit to run engaging and effective sessions in a climbing wall setting. We will chat about how to adapt all this to an outdoor setting during the day.
We will look at these parts of the syllabus, Organising Sessions, Management of Participants and Knowledge & Demo of techniques and will explore these areas:
How to avoid injuries and warm up appropriately
How to run a bouldering session safely & appropriately
How to get a group into their harnesses effectively
Fundamental Climbing movement
Effective games/activities to engage learners
Methods of teaching belaying with a range of devices
Pros-cons of using auto belays
How to adapt all this to an outdoor setting
Essentially this will look at how to engage folk effectively and safely for the whole day. This will be a very active day!
Option 2 Crag Rigging
Abseiling setups, group climbing, personal safety problem-solving are all important parts of a Rock Climbing Instructor syllabus alongside placing your own protection when lead climbing. Essentially this is a technical day at an outdoor crag, there will be plenty of opportunity to practice the RCI rigging systems.
These days are an opportunity for you to ask as many questions as you want and to practice the areas of the syllabus that you feel you need to. The ratio is kept deliberately low so the precise structure can remain flexible to best suit your needs.
DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?
Ideally, you will have completed your Rock Climbing Instructor Training course
WHO WILL RUN MY COURSE?
All courses are run by myself, occasionally if I have to use another Instructor then I will inform you of that. I don’t use instructors unknown to me or who aren’t close friends. The small team that I use are equally as qualified, experienced and keen to share their enthusiasm for the mountains in a relaxed and safe manner.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
You should ensure you are appropriately equipped to spend a day climbing, so a rope, harness, climbing rack, helmet and climbing shoes are essential. I will send you a detailed kit list when you confirm your place.
WHERE DO WE MEET?
I normally meet you in Capel Curig at 0900, I will confirm the time and place when you reserve your place. The Climbing Wall day will meet at the Beacon Climbing Wall at 1000.
All instruction by an approved Mountain Training provider.
WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED
You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.
If you have other questions that you haven’t been able to find the answer to on my website, then just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE CAN I STAY?
There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested in FAQ operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.