Interstate Park, Taylor's Falls, MN
Single Pitch Instructor Course & Assessment
June 12-16, 2019
Ryan Hammes, Director of Outdoor Education at Colorado College, has been an active member of both the AORE and AMGA community since 2006. He is a certified Rock Instructor, CWI Provider, and SPI Provider for the American Mountain Guides Association. A Wisconsin native, Ryan received his Master’s of Science degree in Adventure Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and has had the opportunity to teach academic courses, instruct for Colorado Outward Bound School, volunteer as a backcountry National Ski Patroller, teach wilderness medicine, publish a number of works related to rock climbing and adventure education, and volunteer as an EMT/Firefighter for Manitou Springs Fire Department running their high-angle rescue team. His main passions revolve around climbing, backcountry skiing, bluegrass music, and fly-fishing.
AMGA Certified Rock Instructor
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Program Provider
AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Program Provider
AIARE Avalanche Level 1, 2
Wilderness EMT Certified
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Meet your Instructor
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. It was developed to fit in the AMGA Rock program. Benefits: