Rock Climbing Instructor Award

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Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI)

Our Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) training and assessment courses will give you the skills to instruct groups on single pitch rock climbing crags across the UK. We have a number of easily accessible single pitch venues across Snowdonia that are ideal for all parts of the RCI syllabus.

Rock Climbing Instructor TRAINING

Training Dates:

6th-8th May 2019

2nd-4th December 2019


£190 non residential
£210 with self catered accommodation

Our training course will be held on a mixture of crags, each of a different rock type. This will enable a full and varied RCI training course that will give you extra experience in setting up anchors. All aspects of the syllabus will be covered with extra time built to re-address the topics you want to concentrate on. The course will be based from Arete Centre.

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Rock Climbing Instructor ASSESSMENT

Assessment Dates:

18th-19th May 2019


£150 non residential
£165 with self catered accommodation

The RCI assessment will be run from Arete Centre. We will give you every opportunity to demonstrate your climbing skills at the RCI level. Our instructors are all experienced and very aware of the standard required for the RCI so you receive a fair assessment


If you choose to include the accommodation option this will be at Arete Centre. We have a mix of shared rooms, or for a premium a single room can be booked. The accommodation is for one night after the first day and includes lunch on both days, an evening meal and breakfast on the second day. Extra nights can be added before and after the course. There is plenty of space to relax in the evenings include a friendly public house just 100m away. For more details on accommodation check out the information on the website.


Before booking on to an RCI course you need to have registered with Mountain Training and have an up to date log book. To book on an RCI assessment you need to have either attended an RCI training course or have exemption from Mountain Training. For assessment you need evidence of 40 lead climbs some of which at Severe. 20 sessions supervising groups, personal profile and current first aid certificate. Both RCI training and assessment courses will be run from Arete Centre in Snowdonia, North Wales

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