Courses | SPI Assessment
The Single Pitch Instructor Assessment is the second and final step in the AMGA SPI Program. This two day exam requires candidates to demonstrate technical skills, climbing movement standards, teaching ability and group management skills. If the candidate passes the exam she/he will be an AMGA certified Single Pitch Instructor.
The Single Pitch Instructor Assessment can be taken with a 1 day gap following the SPI Course if the candidate successfully completed the course and meets the Assessment pre-requisites. However, it is highly recommended that the SPI Course graduate take time practicing and consolidating the skills learned on the course before assessment (6-12 months).
A candidate meets the SPI Assessment pre-requisites if:
- They have successfully completed an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course or AMGA Top Rope Site Manager Course
- They have traditionally lead climbed a minimum of 40 rock climbing pitches. A large number of these should be at 5.6 grade (or higher) in various locations and on a variety of different rock types
- They are capable of comfortably lead climbing (leader placing own protection) on any 5.6 traditional route. The candidate will demonstrate their leading ability on a variety of routes during the assessment
- They are capable of comfortably climbing 5.8 while on a top rope
Rates & Dates
The SPI Assessment is $350 per person. Please email us or call us for assessment dates.
Maximize Your Experience
Have you taken your SPI course but need to get a bit more mileage before taking your exam? Seneca Rocks Climbing school would love to get you there. Hire one of our guides and we can take you out an give you feedback and instruction on a variety of topics that will be covered in the SPI Assessment. Give us a call and let us know what you’re thinking.