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Top Rop Climbing Instructor

Top Rope Climbing Instructors (TRCI) work with groups in simple outdoor rock climbing terrain with easy access where students do not require anchoring between climbs or rappels.

Top Rope Climbing Instructors:
TRCI’s work with summer camp programs, educational institutions, non-profit groups as well as climbing schools.

The TRCI program prepares candidates to instruct roped and unroped movement, belaying, top roping and rappelling as well as respond to climbing site emergencies.

 

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Prerequisites

  • You must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Submit a skills resume showing:
    • At least two years of climbing experience.
    • At least 20 days of outdoor climbing experience.
    • Ten (10) routes at a standard of 5.8 or better on lead.
    • Ten (10) routes at a standard of 5.9 or better on top rope.
    • Supply references who are familiar with your personal and technical background.
    • Include a copy of a current Standard (16 hr) first aid certificate or better.
    • Include a letter of recommendation from an outdoor climbing operation (camp, educational institution, climbing school or indoor climbing facility).
    • 1 to 2 paragraphs about your background and goals related to becoming a Top Rope Climbing Instructor.

Standard First Aid Course

    The Climbing Instructor Programs require a Standard First Aid Course. These courses usually run over a two-day period (minimum 16 hrs), combining theory and practical sessions to provide the basis for dealing with traumatic and medical emergencies.

  • First Aid Courses

    Standard First Aid and CPR Course

    Thesecourses usually run over a two-day period (minimum 16 hrs), combining theory and practical sessions to provide the basis for dealing with traumatic and medical emergencies.
    The ACMG does not run these programs but rather relies on outside course providers. Programs from the following, partial list have proven acceptable in the past. Please contact the ACMG Training and Certification program office if you have any questions.

    Standard First Aid

    Web info:

    Explore these sites to find information and contact numbers to find a course near you:

    St Johns Ambulance

    Red Cross First Aid Programs

    AHASTI First Aid

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Goals: Top Rope Climbing Instructors (TRCI) instruct and supervise top rope climbing programs at established outdoor climbing venues with easy access to the base and anchors and where participants do not require anchoring between climbs or rappels.

Top Rope Climbing Instructors work for organizations such as summer camp programs, educational institutions, non-profit groups as well as climbing schools.

Course syllabus includes

  • Front country group management and environmental best practices
  • Climbing site management and safety briefings
  • Bouldering hazard management
  • Assessment and construction of climbing and rappel anchors using bolts or trees
  • Conduct of top roping and top belaying programs, including appropriate risk management
  • Conduct of rappelling programs, including appropriate risk management
  • Climbing instruction principles as introduced in the Level 1 Climbing Gym Instructor course
  • Emergency response for stranded or injured climbers, including risk management
  • Screening of belay and movement skills (5.9 top rope and 5.8 leading on bolts)
  • Industry standards of preparation and professionalism

Location and length

The Top Rope Climbing Instructor program consists of two possible formats: A single 5 day program (with a day in the middle for practice) or a program run over two consecutive weekends starting on a Friday.

 

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How to Apply

The application package below outlines what is required to be submitted when applying to each training course or exam.

Application Package

Top Rope Climbing Instructor

  1. Please read through in detail and ensure that your application includes all of the required elements.
  2. Complete the online registration form: TAP Application Form
  3. We recommend using the Chrome browser when completing your online application, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer are not well supported by our student information system software.

By applying to the training course in each stream you are automatically registered for the apprentice exam in that stream (pending a recommendation from the training course instructors). You do not need to submit a separate application unless you completed the training courses in a different year or have already attempted the exam and are applying to take it again.

Dates and Fees

NOTE: Schedule and costs may vary due to conditions and enrolment. As a result dates and fees may change without notice. Full payment is required 45 days prior to the course start. Remain flexible in your dates as the ACMG office reserves the right of candidate placement.

Course Location Date Fees App Deadline
TRCI Banff, AB May 4-6 and 11-12, 2019 $1125 + GST 45 days prior
TRCI Squamish, BC May 4-6 and 11-12, 2019 $1125 + GST 45 days prior
TRCI David Thompson Corridor, AB May 18-20 and 22-23, 2019 $1125 + GST 45 days prior
TRCI Vancouver Island, BC May 18-20 and 25-26, 2019 $1125 + GST 45 days prior
TRCI Banff, AB June 18-20 and 22-23, 2019 $1125 + GST 45 days prior
TRCI Squamish, BC June 18-20 and 22-23, 2019 $1125 + GST 45 days prior

For more information:

ACMG Training and Assessment Program
Box 8245
Canmore, AB Canada T1W 2T9
403.679.9181
tap@acmg.ca