a must for anyone in the outdoor industry

This qualification is all about taking people climbing and abseiling on single pitch crags and artificial structures. Whether you're a parent, a volunteer or an outdoor centre instructor, the Rock Climbing Instructor qualification trains and assesses experienced rock climbers to .instruct climbing

What to expect

The standard Rock Climbing Instructor training lasts for 3 days and will be run by one of our approved providers in the UK or Ireland. Providers can also deliver a 2 day training course if all participants have already attended a Climbing Wall Instructor training course.

Pre Course Requisites

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You should be an experienced indoor and outdoor rock climber.
  • You should have a genuine interest in climbing and the supervision of groups.
  • You must be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland (you can join one when you register if you're not already a member)

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

Before you book onto a Rock Climbing Instructor training course, make sure you have done the following:

  • You must be registered on the scheme.
  • You must have an up to date logbook (preferably DLOG) with evidence of the following:
  • 15 led routes which must be graded rock climbs with traditional protection.
  • 15 led routes at a climbing wall.
  • 5 led routes which must be outdoor bolt protected sport climbs.

A variety of cost packages are available depending on what's included; food, accommodation etc. so you can choose one that's right for you.

Activity Details




01803 862725

3 days

You will need



Climbing Shoes

Weather appropriate clothing

All drinks/food required

Frequently asked questions

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