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This award enables holders to supervise people on single pitch rock climbing crags and climbing walls. It is a standard 3 day training course with two evenings dedicated to the use of indoor climbing walls.
18+ years of age Registered with the Rock climbing Instructor scheme A member of a mountaineering council e.g. Mountaineering Scotland / BMC 15 led graded rock climbs with traditional protection 15 led graded indoor climbs 5 led outdoor sport climbs
The RCI scheme is for those who are in a position of responsibility during single pitch rock climbing activities. It is primarily concerned with good practice, leading to the safe and quiet enjoyment of the activity. To attend this course you must be registered for the RCI scheme. Being registered for the ML award is NOT registration for the RCI scheme as well. Contact your Home Nation Mountain Training Board for registration.
Our RCI Training course is run over three days. We believe this allows candidates more time to practice the various techniques covered during the course whilst providing more time for a review of each days subject area. You will usually be in a team of four with one instructor (courses are a maximum of eight candidates with two instructors).
Meeting your instructor on the first day provides an opportunity to discuss the programme around the main topics to be covered. The provisional programme below outlines the main syllabus areas covered in the three days.
Introduction Personal introductions, about the RCI scheme, DLog, discussion of provisional programme
Personal Technical Skills The day will primarily re-visit variety of physical and technical skills required as a rock-climbing leader, including personal climbing skills and equipment
Early Evening “The Crag Environment” A slide talk/discussion looking at a variety of concerns involving the crag environment, climbers and organised groups.
Group Technical Skills (part 1) This day will be based at a local crag and will concentrate on the technical skills appropriate to running an outdoor rock climbing session for a group.
Climbing Walls and Coaching Climbing Skills This session will be based at a local climbing wall and will focus on the use of walls by groups and coaching climbing and associated safety techniques.
Early Evening Above sessions Cont.
Group Technical Skills (part 2) This session will be based at a local crag and will continue from day 2 exploring the technical skills appropriate to running an outdoor rock climbing session for a group.
Review The course will end with a review and guidance on how to best consolidate experiences of the course and prepare for assessment, as well as an opportunity to discuss DLOG and an individual debrief.
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Use of kit
Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom. If booking as an Individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.
Breakfast for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses).
Dinner for each course day (except the final day, and on one day or back-to-back courses).
Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge.
Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities.
Glenmore Lodge has a large, and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. Although we can supply all the equipment you will need, at this level you are encouraged to use your own hill gear including emergency gear, tent, stove etc. (Your instructor will of course want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity).
YOU WILL NEED (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES
Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.
Glenmore Lodge will provide any technical equipment required on a skills course e.g. climbing ropes and racks. However it would be expected that students attending any climbing NGB courses will have their own technical equipment other than ropes which Glenmore Lodge will provide.
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.