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HOW DOES IT WORK?
Here is a summary of the process from start to finish in gaining the award
Before you book onto a Rock Climbing Instructor training course, make sure you have done the following:
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
Before you attend a Rock Climbing Instructor assessment, make sure you have done the following:
You must be competently leading Severe grade climbs on outdoor crags with leader-placed protection.
You must have led (and logged) a minimum of 40 graded rock climbs with traditional protection at a variety of venues (of which at least 20 MUST be at Severe grade or above).
You must be proficient in the use of climbing walls and have a minimum of 30 climbing wall leads graded at F4 or above.
You must be proficient in outdoor bolt protected sport climbing and have a minimum of 10 sport climb leads graded at F4 or above.
Aquire a valid and appropriate 1st Aid Qualification.
Continue to gain and record experience and any relevant additional training.
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.
You must have assisted in the supervision of 20 instructed sessions post training. These sessions should be at a variety of different venues with 10 being on indoor climbing walls and the other 10 on outdoor crags. A session is a half day or evening.