BME Hosting PCIA Base Managed Climbing Instructor Course
Black Mountain Expeditions is hosting a PCIA (professional climbing instructors association) course April 14 - 17. This is a 30 hour, 3 day course and the exam is 1 day long. This is the perfect course for your staff, students or peers that are hoping to grow in their depth and standardized understanding of the skills essential to teaching climbing in an outdoor setting. The Base Managed Climbing Instructor course focuses on the essentials for a base managed climbing site. I have listed the pre-requisites for participation in the course The candidate must show an adequate experience level to the course provider illustrating that they are ready for the course. Examples include regular climbing for 2 – 3 years, a high intensity of climbing in the past few months, etc. Lead climbing experience is highly recommended but not required. You are able to comfortably set-up base managed climbs, to belay, and to rappel without guidance and can demonstrate detailed familiarity with anchoring principles, natural anchors and artificial anchors (wedges, hexes, passive and active cams). These skills may be assessed at the start of the course. You possess the personal equipment necessary for the course. You are capable of comfortably climbing 5.8 terrain while on a top rope.