Denver Mountain Guiding offers American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) training. The AMGA training and certifications are the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the United States for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. An AMGA certification is the standard in the United States.
The Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Program teaches climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting. The SPI is the only internationally recognized single pitch climbing instructor certification program in the United States. The SPI Program consists of a 3-day course, followed by a 2-day assessment. After completing the course and then passing the assessment, you become an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor. The SPI is considered gateway training to other programs in the AMGA Rock discipline. To sign up for the below programs, call us at 303-884-2755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are three day trips, Friday through Sunday, and take place once a month in the summer. We have a June, July, and August option available to choose from, or come with us on all of the trips!
On these trips, we will be able to work with climbers to improve technique, gain confidence while climbing on limestone and be able to work on skills to make them a better climber. Some people want to work on their lead climbing ability and fear of falling on these trips while others want to toprope some fun routes and push themselves while on the wall. Ratios are 4:1 maximum on these trips
The AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification is a great way to improve your professional climbing guide resume. It is becoming a minimum requirement when applying to work for local companies, and is a great way to further your education as an instructor to be a more effective and safe guide.