AMGA Single Pitch Exam

Training Description

The Single Pitch Instructor Exam can be taken directly following the SPI Course if the candidate successfully completed the course and meets the Exam prerequisites. However, it is highly recommended that the SPI Course candidate takes time practicing and consolidating the skills learned on the course before Exam (6 months).

You meet the SPI Exam Prerequisites if you:

  • Have successfully completed an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course or AMGA Top Rope Site Manager Course.
  • Have lead a minimum of 40 traditional rock routes. A large number of these should be at 5.6 or higher and on a variety of rock types.
  • Are capable of comfortably leading 5.6 or higher traditional routes at the time of the Exam.
  • Are capable of comfortably climbing 5.8 while on a top rope.

AMGA Schedule of courses:

SPI Exam Schedule

Day 1

Day one will look at climbing movement and all aspects of technical systems from anchoring to assistance skills and general climbing competence.

Day 2

On day two the Exam Director or SPI candidate will arrange for clients, novice to experienced climbers, to act as clients for the candidates to instruct in a group setting. The candidates will facilitate a complete guided day of climbing for the clients.

The candidate must show the examiner they have the technical and instructional skills to pass the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Exam. The SPI Exam is broken down into four distinct evaluation sessions; climbing movement, technical skills, teaching ability and group management skills and candidate are evaluated by the AMGA marking system categories.

Exam Categories

  • Risk Management
  • Client Care
  • Technical Systems
  • Application
  • Terrain Assessment
  • Movement Skills
  • Mountain Sense
Certification Offered: 


Contact Person: 
Randy Judycki
805 350 8087
Training Provider: 
Randy Judycki Austin Ascents
Training Type: 
Training Certification: 
Training Dates: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019
Date Details: 
Exam will be held at Enchanted Rock State Park from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Training Location

Austin Ascents
16710 Ranch Rd 965
Fredericksberg, TX 78624
United States

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SOLO Wilderness First Aid and WFR Recertification Central South US Oct 21, 2019 to Oct 23, 2019
AMGA Single Pitch Exam Central South US Nov 23, 2019 to Nov 24, 2019
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor course Central South US Nov 29, 2019 to Dec 1, 2019