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|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Saturday 17th Jun, 2023||Sunday 18th Jun 2023||2 days|
Prior to attending this Rockclimbing Multi-Pitch Award Assessment course candidates should:
• Have attended a training course or been granted exemption from training
• Have gained further experience (see Experience Pre-Requirements in syllabus)
• Be competently leading Hard Severe grade climbs on outdoor crags with leader-placed protection
• Hold a valid First Aid Certificate
• Logged an absolute minimum of 10 more multi-pitch climbs after training that are outdoors, on leader placement protection. At least half must be of Hard Severe grade and with evidence of harder. The routes should be climbed at a minimum of 3 venues.
• Assisted with the supervision of 10 climbing sessions post-training, with some of them alongside an experienced MPA, MIA or IFMGA guide at a minimum of two different locations. MPA assessment takes places over 2 days, and also includes an evening session. Candidates will be tested in practical aspects of the syllabus by MTBI-approved assessors. The ratio is 1 instructor to 2 candidates for MPA assessment.
This Rockclimbing Leader Award Multi-Pitch Assessment is a two-day and two-evening course which will assess the syllabus requirements of candidates within the RCLA MP scheme.
Suitably qualified and experienced assessors will observe candidates operating at an appropriate level with regard to the scheme. This will include the following:
Multi Pitch Assessment covers personal climbing, stance management, rope systems, client rescue and evacuation, etiquette, environmental responsibilities and more.
Over the period of the assessment candidates will be assessed and bench marked against the MTBI MPA
This includes areas such as leadership, decision making, people management skills, safety and risk
management, planning, understanding of the environment and personal skills in the appropriate
An assessment provides candidates with the opportunity to receive detailed feedback from very
experienced tutors on their approach to instruction/leadership. The assessment process should be
viewed as a valuable development opportunity as it aims to enrich your leadership skills by providing
enhanced knowledge, understanding, and ultimately greater enjoyment for you as a leader.
Basic belay and stance set up for Multi Pitch
What Equipment do I need to bring?
● Bring any of your own personal outdoor clothing and kit such as:
● Waterproof Jacket and trousers*
● Boots* or walking shoes
● Warm layers
● Fleece Jacket
● Hat & Gloves
● Head torch*
● Flask & water bottle
● 40L rucksack & liner*
● First Aid kit
● Notebook and pencil
● Items marked * can be borrowed from TNOC stores
The course fee includes kit, equipment, in course transport, coaching and food & accommodation.
Course accommodation will be in shared twin ensuite rooms. If you would prefer not to share a room, single occupancy may be available for an additional charge.
As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.
We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.
Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.
How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……