Single-Pitch Guide (SPG) Training


This is a one or two day course offered at Freycinet. The course content includes a basic outline of all technical content required to pass the the SPG Qualification. The TCIA highly recommends attending one of these training courses prior to assessment.

Material covered includes:

  • Placing and evaluating artificial protection (nuts, camming devices etc).
  • Building anchors.
  • Rigging top ropes and abseiling anchors.
  • Performing basic rescues.
  • Group management, safety, briefing and environmental issues.
  • Guiding single-pitch trad routes with easy access to the top and bottom.

Course Information

Course cost is $200 per day, assuming a 1:2 guide ratio. This also assumes the candidate is already qualified to a TRA level.

Due to the technical nature of these courses a prerequisite level of knowledge is required. This includes:

  • Ability to tie a range of knots and hitches (figure 8, figure 8 on the bight, clove hitch, tape knot, Italian hitch, double-fishermans, bowline).
  • Basic knowledge of rigging anchor points.

Training covered includes:

  • Belay methods using ATC guide or assisted belay devices.
  • Instruction on briefing components required for SPG lead climbing conditions.
  • Raising and lowering rescues specific to SPG conditions.

To Enrol

Fill in an expression of interest or contact the Secretary.

Course Dates

Consult the Training Calendar for the next SPG Training dates. Extra dates will be scheduled as required.