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AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Course

CWIThe American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Climbing Wall Instructors Program is the national standard to train and evaluate indoor climbing wall instructors. The Climbing Wall Instructor Certification Program is designed to evaluate the concept of a climbing-wall-specific technical skills certification. The course is two and one half days in length and a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, skills demonstration, and evaluation. The course addresses the basic technical skills necessary to manage an instructional program at a climbing facility. At a minimum, training for candidates shall occur in each of the following technical competency areas. Candidates shall possess sufficient knowledge, demonstrate skills, and/or demonstrate teaching ability in each competency area (if appropriate to the topic) in order to successfully complete the course. 

This twenty hour course will address the basic skills necessary to manage an instructional program at a climbing facility, and will address the following general topic areas:

 

Pre-requisites for Certification at the AMGA CWI 'Top Rope' Level:
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • At least one year documented personal climbing experience (a minimum of 20 outings climbing indoors and/or outdoors).
  • Climbing ability: top rope 5.7 on artificial structures. Demonstrating calm, confidence, good position, balance, solid base of support, no falls, and general body awareness.
  • Ability to effectively belay with tube/plate device and an assisted braking device (i.e. Petzl GriGri)
  • An instructional background: ability to effectively teach basic skills

 

Pre-requisites for Certification at the AMGA CWI 'Lead Climbing' Level:
  • All above pre-requisites
  • Climbing ability: top rope 5.9 and lead 5.8 on artificial structures. Demonstrating calm, confidence, good position, balance, solid base of support, no falls, and general body awareness.
  • Ability to effectively belay in a top rope and lead belay setting with tube/plate device and an assisted braking device (i.e. Petzl GriGri)
  • An instructional background: ability to effectively teach skills learned in an indoor setting
Dates and Pricing

Number on course:       Maximum of 6:1 client to instructor ratio
Course length:              Two and a half days
Course dates:               Check Out Our Course Schedule Here
Cost:                             $370

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