Rock Instructor II
The Rock Instructor II course is designed to teach climbing instructors and guides to instruct and facilitate technical rock climbing in multi-pitch settings up to Grade III. Grade III multi-pitch routes are defined as most of a day of climbing, including the approach and descent.
You are expected to have a strong recreational climbing background with an acquired knowledge of knots, belaying, anchors, protection strategies, and climbing systems. It is assumed that you can lead sport and traditional climbs up to 5.8 and have a climbing resume that has prepared you for a week of extensive rock climbing in multi-pitch settings.
NOTE: Completion of the SROM Rock Instructor I course or a similar course (AMGA SPI course) is a pre-requisite to participate in this course.
This course will be a seven day intensive rock module with each day typically lasting nine hours spent climbing or working on the following skills:
- Traditional gear placements
- Multi-pitch climbing (up to Grade III)
The Rock Instructor II course will focus on skill development for leading multi-pitch routes that are relatively straightforward and may not involve complex approaches and/or descents.