Multi-Pitch Training

BOS / Mountaineering Ireland

MPA training and assessment is available to those who have gained the Single Pitch Award. Again this is a 2-day training course, followed by a 2-day assessment. Trainees must have led at least 15 multi-pitch routes graded Severe or above before attending training. This scheme introduces you to the techniques required to climb safely while supervising others in a multi-pitch situation.

Is it for you?
The Multi-Pitch Syllabus builds on the content of the SPA scheme and covers the skills required to lead 1 or 2 students in a multi-pitch climbing venue.
To view the entire BOS / Mountaineering Ireland SPA syllabus, click here: http://www.mountaineering.ie/documentbank/uploads/MPASyllabus.pdf

What we Cover?

MP training courses are held over a minimum of two days (20 hours) and comprise a mixture of indoor lectures/discussions and outdoor practical sessions. Topics covered on the MPA training syllabus will include: technical competence (such as equipment, anchors, belaying, abseiling, and personal climbing skills), party leadership, group management and supervision, emergency procedures, etiquette, access and conservation.

The course will generally be operating in Wicklow or the Mournes.

Duration: 2 Days
Cost: €200 per person.
Location: Wicklow or the Mournes
Pre-Requisites: As per syllabus above

Ratio: 1-2 instructor ratio

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