Montana Alpine Guides (MAG) is proud to offer an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA),  Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) program. This course is designed for current rock climbers who wish to instruct in the single pitch environment. The SPI Course is a minimum of 27 hours, typically taught over 3 days.

Locations:
Classes will start and end at the MAG office, 11 Enterprise Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59715. Classroom Field locations will take place within a 1 hour drive of Bozeman, MT Class locations will be emailed to participants 1-2 weeks before trip dates.

Prerequisites:

  • You are a Professional Member of the AMGA. Join via the AMGA website: https://amga.com/become-a-member/
  • You have a genuine interest in rock climbing and instructing novices on single pitch crags.
  • You are at least 18 years old at the time of the course.
  • You have at least 12 months prior climbing experience.
  • You are an active climber with traditional lead climbing experience (leader placing pro).
  • You have led a minimum of 15 traditional rock climbing routes (any grade).
  • You are capable of comfortably climbing 5.8 while on a top rope.

The above prerequisites are absolute minimums. Without having at least this amount experience you are unlikely to make best use of the training.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to purchase the AMGA Single Pitch Manual prior to the course, available at many retailers: https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Climbing-Single-Pitch-Manual/dp/0762790040

Equipment List:
TBD

Clothing:
This course is rain or shine. Bring adequate clothing for the projected forecast the day of your course. Anticipate standing around while learning, which may require additional layers to stay warm. The weather in Montana can go from sunny and warm to snowy in cold in the same day.

General Itinerary

DAY 1
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Meeting Location: Montana Alpine Guides, 11 Enterprise Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59715
Time: 08:00-17:00*

DAY 2
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Meeting Location: Montana Alpine Guides, 11 Enterprise Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59715
Time: 08:00-17:00*

DAY 3
Monday, June 29, 2020
Meeting Location: Montana Alpine Guides, 11 Enterprise Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59715
Time: 08:00-17:00*

**NOTE: allow up to one hour on each end of course times for potential drive times depending on course locations**Equipment List

Questions can be directed to the Course Director, Derek DeBruin, at dmdebruin@gmail.com

Spots still available

Course Duration

3 day course

2020 Course Dates

  • June 27-29, 2020

Cost

$550 (+3.5% land use charge)

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