Rock Climbing Development Instructor

Rock Climbing Development Instructor

The Rock Climbing Development Instructor bridges the gap between the Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) and the Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor (MCI). It is a supurb qualification which is aimed at experienced RCI instructors who are also keen and active trad and sport climbers wishing to work at and advanced level with their clients, including lead climbing on both sport and trad single pitch crags.

Given the high level of requirements there are only small numbers of people going through the scheme. Many candidates use the RCDI as a progression towards the MCI qualification and some MCI trainees have used the RCDI training as a way of gaining more deail into the process of teaching progressions and lead climbing. 

Rock Climbing Instructor Deveopment - Training Course

Rock Climbing Development Instructor training lasts for 4 days. Courses will be very practical and course places limited to 4 people per course.

Requirements to attend:
  • Be a qualified Rock Climbing Instructor.
  • Delivered a minimum of 20 days as a Rock Climbing Instructor.
  • Led a minimum of 60 single pitch routes using leader placed protection at VS 4c or above.
  • Led a minimum of 60 sport climbs in three different climbing areas at 6a or above.

Rock Climbing Development Instructor - Assessment Course

Rock Climbing Development Instructor assessment lasts for 3 days. Courses will be very practical and will include a mock-teaching day.

Requirements to attend:
  • Attended training for Rock CLimbing Development Instructor (RCDI) or Mountain Instructor Award (MIA).
  • 10 rock climbing teaching days with students.
  • 30 additional VS 4c trad leads
  • 30 additional f6a sport leads.
  • Appropriate first aid training.

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