Rock Instructor I
The Rock Instructor 1 course is designed to teach climbing instructors and guides to instruct and facilitate technical rock climbing in single pitch settings. The course is designed to certify SROM instructors in a single-pitch setting. Additionally, the course is for any other professional outdoor leaders who desire to acquire or develop technical rock climbing skills for single pitch settings.
This course training & certification incorporates many of the skills that are taught and practiced on the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor course. However, this course is not an AMGA SPI course. This course will be intensive with each day typically lasting nine hours spent climbing or working on skills.
Climbing instructors or guides that work primarily for wilderness ministries, other outdoor education programs, or other wilderness adventure programs typically work with multiple participants with high student-teacher ratios, and focus on educating and teaching climbing skills. The Rock Instructor I course prepares participants to lead in these contexts and to proficiently set up and manage top rope sites for multiple participants.
Skills covered in the Rock Instructor I include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Single-pitch climbing and rappelling
- Sport leading
- Top-rope site set-up and management
- Student rescue on the rock
- Building anchors
- How to teach climbing skills