Climbing Wall Instructor Training

This two day Mountain Training course is ideal for you if you work at a climbing wall, or a venue with permanent or mobile climbing towers. You'll be trained in the skills you need to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders. The Abseil Module Training is included in this course.


Plas y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio1:6

Location

Plas y Brenin

Length

2 Days

Instructor Ratio

1:6

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Overview

 

This two day, Mountain Training accredited course is ideal for you if you work at a climbing wall, or a venue with permanent or mobile climbing towers. You’ll be trained in the skills you need to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders. The Abseil Module Training is included in this course, we’ll show you how to supervise abseiling on artificial structures.

The Objectives  

You’ll gain the skills you need to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders.

You’ll cover the skills on the Climbing Wall Instructor syllabus, after which you can go for a period of consolidation before your Climbing Wall Instructor assessment.

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What To Expect 

Technical Competence (including equipment, belaying, personal skills and background knowledge)

Management and Decision Making (including planning, managing participants, decision making, knowledge and demonstration of techniques and managing other staff)

Teaching and Learning Skills

The Climbing Environment (including access, etiquette and ethics)

Abseil Module

Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Climbing Wall Instructor handbook

Experience Required

You will need to register with Mountain Training before booking onto this course.  To register, you must be at least 17 years old (18 at assessment) You should also have at least 6 months of experience of using a variety of climbing walls and have an interest in climbing and supervising groups on climbing walls. You must be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland. 

Take a look at the Mountain Training syllabus for full information on the qualification.

How Should I Prepare?

Before you attend a Climbing Wall Instructor training course, you must have done the following:

  • registered on the scheme with Mountain Training
  • recorded visits to 3 different climbing walls on at least 15 different occasions; this must include at least one major public wall
  • led 10 routes at Fr4 on walls gained an understanding of the wider sport of climbing

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Note: Our instructors will assess any safety equipment you bring with you. If they consider it to be below the required standard, you will be asked to use equipment provided by Plas y Brenin.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.