AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessment

Description: The 2 day SPI Assessment takes place at a single pitch climbing area where there are a selection traditional lead routes. The assessment will examine all aspects of institutional single pitch climbing that the Single Pitch Instructor may encounter. Day one will look at climbing movement and all aspects of technical systems from anchoring to assistance skills and general climbing competence. On day two the examiner may arrange for volunteer novice clients (non-paying) for the candidates to instruct in a group setting. Prerequisites include: Successful completion of the SPI Course, trad lead climbed 40 rock climbing routes with a grade 5.6 or higher, comfort leading 5.6 trad climbs (this will be assessed), comfortable climbing 5.8 on top rope.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Successfully Complete Climbing Instruction in the categories below: Risk Management
  • Client Care
  • Technical System
  • Application
  • Terrain Assessment
  • Movement Skills
  • Mountain Sense
  • Professionalism
  • Instructional Technique

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

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AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessment Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Hiking Boots
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Water Bottle
  • Energy Snacks
  • Belay Device
  • Climbing Harness
  • Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder


  • Warm Hat
  • Lip Balm/Protection

Gear provided by REI:

  • None