AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course

Description: The AMGA Single Pitch Instructor course is a 3 day intensive training for rock climbers that have a desire to teach to novices in a single pitch setting. Participants should be passionate rock climbers with their own equipment and have been an active climber outdoors for at least 12 months. This course is a great introduction to rock climbing instruction, managing groups in a top rope climbing environment, rock rescue, and lead climbing. Students should have knowledge and experience setting up climbing anchors and climbing systems.

Skills you'll learn:

Customers will become more confident in their climbing movement. Movement technique focus: edging, smearing, laybacks, balance, weight shifting, etc. Customers will become more confident in their belaying skills.

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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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Dynamic Climbing Rope - At least a 60m rope.
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Climbing Harness
  • Cordelettes - 2 for SPI Course. (21 feet of 7mm cordage)
  • Non-Locking Carabiners - 6 or more for the SPI Course.
  • Releasable Locking Belay Device - Such as a Petzl Grigri or Tango Synch
  • Slings & Runners
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Standard Climbing Rack - This generally includes an assortment of wired nuts, hexex, cams, etc.
  • Prusik Loops - 2 for SPI Course.
  • Belay Device
  • Static Rope - Minimum of 100 feet for anchors and fixed lines.


  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Energy Snacks
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Water Bottle
  • Hiking Boots

Gear provided by REI:

  • None