The Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Course teaches climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting. The SPI is the only internationally recognized single pitch climbing instructor certification program in the United States.
The SPI Course significantly improves the instructor’s skillsets and integrates into the next level of training, the AMGA Rock Instructor Course.
The program is for current, active rock climbers who have a real desire to teach rock climbing to novices in a single pitch setting.
This is a 27-hour training course that normally runs as three consecutive, nine-hour days or day classes with evening sessions.
- You are a Professional Member of the AMGA.
- You have a genuine interest in rock climbing and instructing novices on single pitch crags.
- You are at least 18 years old at the time of the course.
- You have at least 12 months prior climbing experience.
- You are an active climber with traditional lead climbing experience (leader placing pro).
- You have led a minimum of 15 traditional rock climbing routes (any grade).
- You are capable of comfortably climbing 5.8 while on a top rope.
The above prerequisites are absolute minimums. Without having at least this amount experience you are unlikely to make best use of the training.