Sport Climbing Educator Assessment


Sport Climbing Educator Assessment - Leavenworth

Assessment for MEA LEAD program applicants in single pitch sport climbing

  • Sat, Sep 9, 2023 — Sun, Sep 10, 2023
  • UIAA Standards Committee
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging

We'll meet in Leavenworth at 8am, specific crag TBD. We'll stay at Steven's Lodge both Friday and Saturday nights, and encourage everyone to join us both nights. Lodge costs are covered by The Mountaineers.

Leader's notes

This is a 2-day assessment for climbing instructors to become certified Climbing Educators, by the Mountain Education Alliance.

On this weekend, we will welcome representatives from the UIAA, who will be conducting an audit of the program, to accredit it as an internationally recognized UIAA accredited certification. 

An application is required, however you can register for this assessment before submitting your application, to indicate your intention to join. All applications MUST be submitted by June 30, and will be approved or declined by July 15. We encourage you to join the waitlist if the roster is already full.

Please note: Applications will not be reviewed until the week of July 1.


1. Submit your application

  • Be sure to highlight your experience as it relates to the standard(s) in which you are applying for. Fill out all information within the application, plus the following 3 references, each of which needs to come from a different person:

2. Group Management & Leadership Reference Form

  • Email this link to your mentor or a Mountaineers Leader who is qualified to assess your  skills in group management and leadership. 
  • When possible, the person completing this form should have been on a trip with you in the past three years.

3. Teaching & Mentoring Reference Form

  • Email this link to an instructor or Climb/Scramble leader who has observed you instructing or mentoring, and can speak to your teaching competencies. 
  • When possible, the person completing this form should have been co-teaching a course or clinic with you in the past three years.
  • Examples include observations during field trips, lectures, and outings. 

4. Participant Reference Form 

  • Participant references could be leaders, partners, or participants of outings or classes you have been a part of. 

Note:  Applicants must have a minimum of 3 different people providing references and a maximum of 5 people 

Once your application packet is received, the review committee may contact a selection of individuals who have been on outings with you, either from the list provided or from Mountaineers trip rosters. 




  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Equipment will be discussed in pre-trip communications. 

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