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To establish and maintain high standards of safety and professionalism within the Tasmanian climbing instructional community.


To establish high standards of climbing instruction and guiding through the development and implementation of:

  • Code of Ethics, listed here,
  • Consistent, transparent and fair assessment methods,
  • Excellence in climbing instruction training.

To support, welcome and promote aspiring climbing instructors into the climbing/guiding/instructional community.

To develop an inclusive climbing instructor community that encourages women to train and qualify as instructors/guides, thus better reflecting the gender balance of the groups/clients we work with.

To share information, expertise and knowledge among all members.

To provide low cost, accessible training and assessment for climbing instructors.


Existing Members – Recertification

  • You will find the recertification process here.
  • Check your qualification expiry date here – remember, recertification is due every two years.
  • Email the membership secretary with a copy of your logbook by 31st May in your year of expiry.

New Members – Training and Assessment

  • The range of accreditations we have on offer are listed here.
  • Training courses and assessment sessions are listed here.
  • Organised TCIA training and assessment weekends will be listed here. We can also organise training and assessment sessions to your requirements.
  • Please contact the secretary in regards to training and assessment, or fill out an Expression of Interest.

Technical Matters

  • The TCIA recommends the Falcon Guides series of climbing manuals, specifically
    “Rock Climbing: The AMGA Single Pitch Manual” by Bob Gaines and Jason Martin and “Self-Rescue” by David Fasulo. Hard copies available here.
  • A technical reading list and some corrections to the above texts can be found here.
  • Rescue techniques for use with Black Diamond ATC guides and Petzl reversos – located near the end of this video here..
  • Breaking Dyneema and Nylon slings – a video from DMM on the relative breaking strength of slings here.



Tasmanian Guide Books

mtwellguide    tasguide    freyguide    tasboulderguide

Buy and download guides from thesarvo.com