Rock Climbing Instructor

ROCK CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR

The Rock Climbing Instructor qualification trains and assesses candidates in safe climbing on single pitch crags and artificial climbing structures throughout the UK and Ireland.

In addition to good personal climbing skills, a rock climbing instructor will demonstrate safe group management, be an effective supervisor and encourage others to enjoy their climbing safely. 

This course is suitable for rock climbing enthusiasts wishing to introduce others to the sport of rock climbing. 

Registering for Rock Climbing Instructor Training

To register you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a current member of one of the three Mountaineering Councils: Mountaineering Ireland, the British Mountaineering Council or Mountaineering Scotland.
  • Be an experienced indoor and outdoor rock climber.
  • Have a genuine interest in climbing and supervision of groups.
  • Have led at least 15 routes which must be graded rock climbs.
  • Have led at least 15 routes at a climbing wall.
  • Have led at least 5 routes which must be on a outdoor bolted wall.

Our mission statement is to deliver a high standard of coaching, focusing on devising a progressive learning environment for all clients.

RCI Training

RCI Training

This is a 3 day training course run throughout Ireland.

During this course we will cover the following:

Personal climbing, building belays, tying off the belay device, solving simple problems, personal and group abseiling, structuring a session, managing groups and building group top and bottom rope systems.

Previous experience required:

All pre requisites for this course are laid out at the top of this page.

Rock Climbing Instructor Training

Location:  Donegal

Course dates 2020:  31 July-2 Aug,

Price:  £195pp

Whats included: All specialist equipment and instruction.

If the dates listed above don’t suit or you require any further information then please contact us.

Detailed course joining instructions will be sent out upon booking.

RCI Assessment

RCI Assessment

The RCI assessment is for 2 days and is run throughout Ireland.

During the assessment we will look at the following:

Personal climbing, building belays, solving simple problems, personal and group abseiling, ability to manage groups.

Previous experience required:

Have attended RCI training or applied to Mountaineering Ireland for exemption from training.

Rock Climbing Instructor Assessment

Location:  Donegal

Course dates 2020:  25-26 July, 29-30 Aug

Price:  £175pp

Whats included:  All specialist equipment and instruction

If the dates listed above don’t suit or you require any further information then please contact us.

Detailed course joining instructions will be sent out upon booking.

RCI Refresher

RCI Refresher

Our RCI workshops are run over one or two days throughout Ireland.  The workshops provide an opportunity for clients to confirm and practice skills prior to attending their assessment, or just to refresh skills previously taught, therefore maintaining current best practice.

This course will benefit clients who are keen to achieve the rock climbing instructor award.

Previous experience required:

Have attended RCI training.

Check in before your assessment

Location:  Mourne Mountains

Course dates 2020:  11 July, 18 July, 1 Aug, 15 Aug

Price: £75pp

Whats Included:  All specialist equipment and instruction.

If the dates listed above don’t suit or you require any further information then please contact us.

Detailed course joining instructions will be sent out upon booking.