AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Certification Course CWI Certification Courses The AMGA, has developed a program to train and evaluate indoor climbing wall instructors. Upon successful completion of the course the participants will receive a certification as a certified Climbing Wall Instructor. The course will be a minimum of twenty hours of instruction, skills demonstration, and evaluation.
The course will address the technical skills necessary to manage an instructional program at an indoor / artificial climbing wall facility, and will address the following general topic areas: Instructor roles, responsibilities and professionalism Client orientation and instruction Rick management Lesson planning Teaching basic climbing skills including movement Teaching lead climbing skills Teaching top-rope and lead belaying techniques Equipment and facility use Rescue and emergency procedures
The course is available for lead and non lead instructors. This is a recognized entry-level program for the AMGADouble click here to edit text
December thru late March From early December until late March the Mountains of New Hampshire have countless gullies and flows of beautiful water ice. If you have always looked at these and wondered what it was like to try climbing up a sheet of ice I can teach you the skills. It’s not just the climbing, it’s the weather, avalanche conditions, approach and descent plans. We will cover it all. And if you hate the cold and want summer to come in January then move to Florida, that’s why they built it.
Levels: You decide, We will take you from where you are and help you acquire or refine your climbing skills. If you have never climbed or are an experienced climber we can help you improve your skills. You can climb a day, many days in a row, for an overnight mountaineering trip of two or three or four days, it really up to what you decide is best. Let’s Swing an Axe (basic ice climbing) If you climb rock and like to expand your usable terrain to outdoors in the winter my basic ice climbing course will help you aquire the skills to use crampons, ice axes, ropes and ice protection. If you have or do not have rock climbing experience I can start you on the way to having the knowledge to play outside when the snow is blowing and the temperatures are chasing most people indoors.If you do it right you can stay warm and comfortable and have the mountains to yourself and a select few.
Feed the Rat (Intermediate to advanced ice climbing) Once you have the ice bug there are skills you will need to continue climbing safely. Technique is the key to climbing efficency. Anchor placement, protection, rope management all become more difficult when your wearing gloves or mittens. Learning from professionals will accelerate your learning curve. Guided Climbs Simple: You pick, we climb.
How it works:
We climb together, We climb together with your friend (*or relative). We climb together with two of your friends (or relatives). I do not mix climbers who do not know each other. (*Relatives can be friends, it depends on your family)
Skin Layers: Any One of the following. Items should be Synthetic wicking polyester.
Lightweight synthetic long underwear Top, long sleeve
Midweight synthetic long underwear top. Long sleeve
Heavyweight synthetic long underwear top. Long sleeve
Mid Layers: Any One of the following. Items should be Synthetic wicking polyester.
Midweight synthetic long underwear top. Long sleeve,
Heavyweight synthetic long underwear top. Long sleeve,
Insulation Layers: Both of the following.
200-300 weight Polar Fleece or similar jacket. Pullover or zip up)
Down or Prima-loft sweater or vest.
Bottom Layers: Both of the following. Items should be Synthetic wicking polyester.
Lightweight or Midweight synthetic long underwear Bottom.
Heavyweight synthetic bottom, pants or bibs.
Outer Layer: : Both of the following
Gore-tex or other waterproof/breathable wind shell with secure hood. Pullover or zip front
Gore-tex or other waterproof/breathable wind pants or bibs, full side zips best.
Heavy gloves, a gore-tex winter glove system.
Heavy Mittens, Insulated or Gore-tex shell and liners.
Face, eyes and ears, feet and other:
Synthetic or wool hat or balaclava.
Headlamp or small flashlight
One pair heavy wool or synthetic socks.
High boot gaiters (covers boot top to knee
1 or 2 large mouth water bottles.
Food for the day
2500-4000 ci pack w/straps for crampons.
Winter mountaineering boots (can be renter locally)