Rock Climbing Instructor

Following a review of all the climbing awards by Mountain Training, the Single Pitch Award will be replaced by the Rock Climbing Instructor on 2nd April 2018. You can read more about it below, and we will publish more details of the new scheme as we are given them, 

Outline Programme for Training Courses

We operate a flexible programme, allowing us to make the most of the weather conditions. We send you a question paper to complete at home and bring to the course.

Day One

Start 9.00am. Crag 1: group session skills - top & bottom belays, anchors, abseil set up, problem awareness and solving, bouldering.
Evening session: use of climbing walls, discussion of climbing ethics. Finish around 8.00pm

Day Two

Start 9.00am. Crag 2: personal skills - leading, stance management. Uses and abuses of equipment. Finish around 4.30pm.

Day Three

Start at 10am at Kendal Climbing Wall. A full day at the wall looking at best practice for leading groups at a wall.

Anyone who has already completed a Climbing Wall Award training course is exempt from day three of the training course.

Outline Programme for Assessment Courses

Assessment courses follow the same programme as day one and day two of the training course

Course Dates

Dates for all our courses and guiding are listed on the calendar

If you have a group of four or more, we can put on a bespoke training course on a date to suit you. If you have a group of two or more, we can put on a bespoke assessment course on a date to suit you.

Fees 2018

Training course including the climbing wall day: £240 non-residential
Training course without the climbing wall day: £160 non-residential
Assessment course: £160 non-residential
5% off to any candidate who has previously done an SPA, ML or LL course with us.
Entry to the climbing wall is included. 

Equipment List

You can download a full kit list here

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Travel, Accommodation and Venues

Info and ideas for accommodation can be downloaded here:

Lake District travel and accommodation

Ambleside is a good base, as all our listed courses are run in the South Lakes area. We use single pitch crags in the Langdale Valley, Little Langdale, Tilberthwaite, Lower Eskdale, North Yorkshire and Lancashire. Our choice of crag varies with each course, depending on the weather conditions and the participants. We can also provide courses in other parts of the country on request.


If you need a review before undertaking your assesment, there are three options:

Interested? Please call for a chat on 07775 630 488