SINGLE PITCH AWARD

The Single Pitch Award is about supervising safe climbing and abseiling sessions on non-remote, single pitch crags. The Single Pitch Award has been designed to prove competence in the supervision of safe and effective climbing sessions.

The scheme is open to all climbers who are at least eighteen years of age and interested in introducing people to the sport of rock climbing.

STAGES IN THE SINGLE PITCH AWARD SCHEME

  1. Gain personal rock climbing experience. This should amount to at least fifteen lead climbs on traditionally protected routes.
  2. Register for the Single Pitch Award with Mountain Training. In order to do this you will need to be a current British Mountaineering Council (BMC) member.  Registering for the scheme will give you access to a digital logbook where you can record your rock climbing experience.
  3. Attend a Single Pitch Award Training course.
  4. Consolidate experience between training and assessment courses.
  5. Attend a Single Pitch Award Assessment course.

SYLLABUS

The Single Pitch Award covers the following main syllabus areas:

  • Technical competence (including equipment, anchors, belaying, abseiling, personal climbing skills, background knowledge of rock climbing)
  • The climbing environment (including access, conservation, etiquette)
  • Supervising climbing sessions (including organisation, group management, supervising the session, personal safety and working with children and vulnerable persons)

Further information about the Single Pitch Award can be found in the Single Pitch Award handbook

SINGLE PITCH AWARD TRAINING COURSE

Price and duration: £140 (2 days)

The Single Pitch Award Training course is a two-day course based in the Peak District which looks at all aspects of the Single Pitch Award syllabus............ more info


SINGLE PITCH AWARD ASSESSMENT COURSE

Price and duration: £145 (2 days)

The two-day Single Pitch Award Assessment course is based in the Peak District and assesses competence in all aspects of the Single Pitch Award syllabus. Candidates must ensure that they have fulfilled all prerequisites of the course and are expected to provide their own personal climbing equipment.............. more info