Rock Climbing Development Instructor

The Rock Climbing Development Instructor qualification is for experienced instructors wishing to develop a participant’s rock climbing proficiency. This development may extend to lead climbing.
It builds on the skills acquired in the Rock Climbing Instructor qualification, which candidates must hold.

Rock climbing development instructor

Registration for the Rock Climbing Development Instructor scheme is an application process and you need to meet the following prerequisites:

  • You must be a qualified Rock Climbing Instructor.
  • You must have delivered a minimum of 20 days as a Rock Climbing Instructor at a variety of venues and with a variety of groups, recorded in DLOG.
  • You must have led a minimum of 60 named single pitch routes using leader placed protection in three different climbing areas at VS 4c or above and logged them in DLOG. You may include full multi-pitch routes using leader placed protection (up to 50% of the requirement).
  • You must have led a minimum of 60 sport climbs in three different climbing areas at 6a or above and logged them in DLOG. Up to 50% of this experience can be outside the UK and Ireland.

If you can meet all of the above requirements, here’s what to do next:

  • Log in to our Candidate Management System or if in Ireland log into your MBTI Login
  • Register for the Rock Climbing Development Instructor scheme (this costs €67)
  • Notify Mountain Training (via the ‘Send to Mountain Training’ button on the ‘Share’ tab in DLOG) or permissions tab in your MI DLOG that your DLOG is ready to be reviewed.

Training

You will be unable to book onto a training course unless your registration has been approved by Mountain Training.

The Rock Climbing Development Instructor training is a four day training course and cost £350. Contact Jonny directly to discuss training dates.

Assessment

Before attending an RCDI assessment candidates must have logged the following prerequisites:

  • A minimum of 10 rock climbing teaching days with students at a variety of outdoor venues.
  • A minimum of 30 single pitch routes using leader placed protection in three different climbing areas at VS 4c or above and recorded them in DLOG. You may include full multi-pitch routes using leader placed protection (up to 50% of the requirement).
  • A minimum of 30 sport climbs in three different climbing areas at 6a or above and recorded them in DLOG. Up to 50% of this experience can be outside the UK and Ireland.
  • You must have physically attended and completed (i.e. not online) a first aid course which involved at least two full days or sixteen hours of instruction and included an element of assessment.

Assessment courses are run over three days and cost £260, contact Jonny directly for availability.

All NGB courses are run on behalf of Mountain Training Board Ireland