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Single Pitch Instructor Course

  • 7 Jul 2023
  • 8:00 AM
  • 11 Jul 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • Great Falls National Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, Mclean, VA 22102
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Single Pitch Instructors Course and Assessment

Great Falls National Park

9200 Old Dominion Drive,

Mclean, VA 22102



Dates: Friday, July 7, 2023 - Sunday, July 9, 2023        

Location: Great Falls, VA  

Duration; 3, 9 hour days


Dates: Monday, July 10, 2023 - Tuesday, July 11, 2023  

Location: Great Falls, VA  

Duration: 2, 8 hour days


The Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Program teaches climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting. The SPI is the only internationally recognized single pitch climbing instructor certification program in the United States. It was developed to fit in the AMGA Rock program.


  • It significantly improves the instructor’s skill sets and integrates into the next level of training, which includes the AMGA Rock Guide Course and the Multi-Pitch Instructor certification.
  • The program is for current, active rock climbers who have a real desire to teach rock climbing to novices in a single pitch setting.
  • The SPI Course is a 27-hour training course that normally runs as three consecutive nine-hour days or day classes with evening sessions.
  • The SPI Assessment is a minimum of 16 hours run over a two-day period.
  • Certification lasts for three years as long as the candidate keeps current AMGA Membership and First Aid Certification.
  • After three years current SPI’s can re-take the SPI Assessment to regain the SPI certification.
  • Taking any higher level AMGA Course also re=certifies the SPI certification for another three years.


  • You are a Professional Member of the AMGA.
  • You have at least 12 months prior climbing experience.
  • You are an active climber with traditional lead climbing experience (leader placing pro).
  • You have led a minimum of 15 traditional rock climbing routes (any grade).
  • You are capable of comfortably climbing 5.8 while on a top rope.


The course and assessment start at 8am and end at 5pm

All Payments are final and are used to secure course and assessment spots for participants.