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Rock Climbing Instructor RCI Assessment

Thursday 06th - Friday 07th April 2023

  • 170 British pounds
  • North Wales

Service Description

This qualification is all about taking people climbing and abseiling on single pitch crags and artificial structures. Whether you're a parent, a volunteer or an outdoor centre instructor, the Rock Climbing Instructor qualification trains and assesses experienced rock climbers to instruct climbing. This qualification used to be called the Single Pitch Award which was revised following a review and relaunched under this new name on 2nd April, 2018. Before you attend a Rock Climbing Instructor assessment, make sure you have done the following: - You must have attended a Rock Climbing Instructor (or Single Pitch Award) training course or been granted exemption from training. - You must be familiar with the syllabus. - You must be competently leading Severe grade climbs on outdoor crags with leader-placed protection. - You must have led a minimum of 40 graded rock climbs with traditional protection at a variety of venues (of which at least 20 MUST be at Severe grade or above). - You must be proficient in the use of climbing walls and have a minimum of 30 climbing wall leads graded at F4 or above. - You must be proficient in outdoor bolt protected sport climbing and have a minimum of 10 sport climb leads graded at F4 or above. - You must have assisted in the supervision of 20 instructed sessions. These sessions should be at a variety of different venues with 10 being on indoor climbing walls and the other 10 on outdoor crags. - A session is a half day or evening. At least five of these sessions must have personal reflective comments recorded on DLOG. (For guidance see question 3 in the DLOG section on this page.) - You must have physically attended and completed (i.e. not online) a first aid course which involved at least two full days or sixteen hours of instruction and included an element of assessment. The Rock Climbing Instructor assessment is 2 days long. ________________________________________________________________________________ Course Director: Cliff Lowther / Roxcool ________________________________________________________________________________

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