Single Pitch Training (SPA)

The Single Pitch course provides training and assessment in the skills required to lead and supervise groups during single pitch rock climbing activities. The scope of Single Pitch training covers personal climbing, safe group management, crag etiquette, environmental responsibilities and more. Candidates will learn how to become an effective supervisor, encouraging others to enjoy climbing safely, whilst also improving their own climbing skills.
A single pitch route is defined as one which is climbed without intermediate stances, is described as single pitch in guidebooks, allows climbers to be lowered to the ground at all times, in non-tidal, non-serious and has little objective danger, presenting no difficulties on approach or retreat. 

Download SPA Overview here 

Download SPA Syllabus here

Registering for the SPA:

before registration candidates must:
•      Be at least 18 years old?
•      Be a current member of Mountaineering Ireland
•      Have a minimum of one year’s rock climbing experience
•      Have led at least 15 routes graded at Difficult or above 



Click here for extra SPA log book pages