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Friday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
UW-River Falls, River Falls, WI (January 26-28, 2018)
UW-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI (April 6-8, 2018
The PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor Course provides instructors and potential instructors with an in depth, standardized understanding of the skills essential to teaching climbing in an indoor setting. It is the first step in a sequential approach to professional climbing instructor development. The course reinforces the importance of teaching technically accurate information and debunks many common climbing myths. The course emphasizes the presentation of sound fundamental skills to climbing gym participants, the formation of risk assessment and risk management skills and basic problem solving skills such as belay transitions and on-wall coaching and assistance techniques. Participants are assessed on both their core knowledge and their ability to effectively teach and coach related skills.
This is not an introductory-level program. You cannot abdicate responsibility for yourself and must take full responsibility for your own security. If, in the instructor’s opinion, you do not display the skill and prudence necessary for the course, you may be asked to leave the course.
Al Wiberg (715) 226-0723 cell, Course Provider
Climbing Wall Instructor Course Pre-Requisites
Climbing Wall Instructor Core Component Skills Professional Skills:
Models a top rope climb at the 5.8 standard, illustrating confident, smooth, and controlled movement.
(Candidates seeking a Lead Endorsement) Models a lead climb at the 5.7 standard, illustration confident, smooth and controlled movement. Demonstrates proper clipping and fall techniques.