The Single Pitch Award is all about supervising safe climbing and abseiling sessions on single pitch crags. Whether you’re a parent, a volunteer or an outdoor centre instructor, the Single Pitch Award has been designed to maintain high standards of supervision so that people can enjoy safe sessions in this increasingly popular sport.
am – Meet at Dewerstone Car park Dartmoor 10am. Intro to the scheme. DLog discussion. Access. Environment. Participant equipment. Types of Equipment
am – at Dewerstone. Set ups, personal and group, looking at speed, rope efficiency, safe, equalised. Pro’s and Con’s of Top and Bottom ropes. Group work including management, safety, belaying and equipment
pm – at Dewerstone. Set ups for releasable Abseil. Group Abseiling, Management and Psychology.
evening – at Plymouth Life Centre. Climbing Wall. Bouldering. Spotting. Group Management
Meet at Chudleigh Car Park 10am
am -at Chudleigh Rocks. Lead Climbing. Placements, set ups, and self safety
pm – at Chudleigh Rocks. Rescues and Problem Solving. Action Planning and Assessment format. Sample Assessment Paper. Group and Personal Debrief
Meet at Dewerstone at 9.30am
am – Introductions and discuss assessment format. Look at candidate taught Belaying. Personal Climbing (lead Climb), including guidebooks and environment.
pm – Personal and Group abseils inc release.
evening – High Sports. Climbing wall session including bouldering and written paper review.
Meet at Sheeps Tor 9.30am
am – Group climbing set ups, top and bottom roping, inc peer belaying, ground anchors. Supervision
pm – Problem solving, rescues and judgement. Debrief, feedback and action planning
The SPA training costs £120 per person, the Assessment and Award on its own costs £120 per person. We are able to provide accommodation on site for both the SPA Training and Assessment, please ask for further information.
• You must be at least 18 years old
• You should have at least 12 months of rock climbing experience
• You should have an interest in supervising novice climbing groups
• You must be registered for the Single Pitch Award scheme (this costs £42) on the Mountain Training website.
If you’ve still got any questions or want to talk through this qualification is appropriate for you, or to book please contact Mark Garland directly on 07973 910120 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.