"Just completed my two day RCI Training with Paul, and it was great! I've had the pleasure of working with and learning from a wide range of climbing instructors, mountaineers and mountain training trainers - Paul is right up there as one of the best of them.
I can arrange bespoke dates if you are a group of min 4 wishing to do a training course.
£180 per person
(this is a non-residential course)
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
The Rock Climbing Instructor allows climbers to take people climbing at outside crags within the UK, you can also head indoors to the climbing wall too if it’s a wet day! Rock Climbing Instructors often introduce people to the sport of climbing and influence them to continue beyond that day and all because of your passion, knowledge and love of the sport.
In addition to good personal climbing skills, a Rock Climbing Instructor will demonstrate safe group management, crag etiquette, environmental responsibilities, be an effective supervisor, encourage others to enjoy their climbing safely, whilst also be improving some of your own climbing skills. All my Rock Climbing Instructor training and assessment courses are based in Snowdonia, North Wales. TheRock Climbing Instructor is overseen by Mountain Training.
Watch this BMC video about the award.
WHAT WILL THE COURSE COVER?
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.
This is a sample programme and is subject to change based on weather.
DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?
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 to complete the following;
You must be 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
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 of the mountains in a relaxed and safe manner.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
You should ensure you are appropriately equipped to spend 2 days 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?
We will normally meet you in Capel Curig at 0900, we will confirm the time and place when you reserve your place.
All instruction by an approved Mountain Training provider and specialist equipment like ropes and helmets if required.
WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED
You will need to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of £160 at the time of booking. Full payment will need to be made 30 days before the start of the course.
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 below operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.
ST CURIGS CHURCH
GUEST HOUSE / INN
GWESTY PLAS COCH
TYN Y COED
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Here is a summary of the process from start to finish in gaining the award