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Climbing, Scrambling & Outdoor Leadership Course

Advanced Instructor Climbing Training: Group Management & Technical Skills

Please only enroll in this field trip if already enrolled in the classroom portions and with leader permission to enroll.

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This is a climbing-specific leadership module to the Advanced Instructor Training Series.  It is targeted to climb leaders, field trip coordinators, and field trip station leaders. It is designed to apply the principles introduced in Advanced Instructor Training 1, in a field setting, focusing on group management, rope systems, site management, anchor principles, multipitch transitions, and AMGA / outdoor education standards in climbing. 

Prerequisites: You must have completed Advanced Instructor Training 1 (classroom sessions) before registering for this field trip, and do so with climbing committee endorsement and with leader permission only. 

Program Goals:

  • Train educators in industry standards in top rope site management and multi-pitch/alpine rock climbing instruction and group management

  • Establish teaching standards and best practices while running programming

  • Learn how to become an effective leader within the organization

  • Learn and practice teaching styles and philosophy


  • Understanding on how to effectively deliver educational experiences

  • Understand technical systems and recurring elements at the industry standard


Deliver a leader training course for the Mountaineers rock and basic climbing outing leaders that will discuss industry standard technical knowledge and group management techniques. The course will deliver concepts to support effective teaching and mentoring and give participants opportunity to practice effective teaching. We will deliver the objectives by teaching toward the current AMGA technical training standards and utilizing our extensive experience in experiential education methods and experience managing groups from Outward Bound and NOLS. In order to accomplish these goals, we will participate in group discussion regarding industry standards and Mountaineers policy and curriculum. We will also develop technical skills teaching skills through hands on practice. This will continue the education of the leaders and increase their capacity to deliver information in the most effective way possible.

This is the field component of this course: Climbing: Group Management & Technical Skills


Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Course Materials

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