Rock Climbing Development Instructor

Rock Climbing Development Instructor

In 2019 Mountain Training launched the new Rock Climbing Development Instructor which bridges the gap between the Rock Climbing Instructor and the Mountaineering Instructor Award. Aimed at experienced climbers and instructors wishing to help develop a participants rock climbing which might also include lead climbing skills on single pitch crags.

We were delighted to be approved to deliver this new scheme and hope to see many familiar faces from the people we have trained and assessed at RCI/SPA in the past.


Rock Climbing Instructor Deveopment - Training Course

Rock Climbing Development Instructor training lasts for 4 days. Courses will be very practical and course places limited to 4 people per course.

Requirements to attend:
  • Be a qualified Rock Climbing Instructor.
  • Delivered a minimum of 20 days as a Rock Climbing Instructor.
  • Led a minimum of 60 single pitch routes using leader placed protection at VS 4c or above.
  • Led a minimum of 60 sport climbs in three different climbing areas at 6a or above.

Rock Climbing Development Instructor - Assessment Course

Rock Climbing Development Instructor assessment lasts for 3 days. Courses will be very practical and will likely include a mock-teaching day.

Requirements to attend:
  • Attended training for Rock CLimbing Development Instructor (RCDI) or Mountain Instructor Award (MIA).
  • 10 rock climbing teaching days with students.
  • 30 additional VS 4c trad leads
  • 30 additional f6a sport leads.
  • Appropriate first aid training.

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