Single Pitch Award (SPA)
Single Pitch Award Overview
This award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on single pitch crags and climbing walls. Common activities undertaken by an SPA holder will be roped climbing and bouldering. The SPA does not include the skills and techniques required to teach lead climbing.Download the Award Information here
Single Pitch Award Handbook
Single Pitch Award Registration
To register you should have a genuine interest in rock climbing and the supervision of
groups on single pitch crags. You should have at least twelve months rock climbing
experience and be at least eighteen years of age. You should also be an individual or club member of a mountaineering council.
Registration cost is £39 per award
Single Pitch Award Video
Single Pitch Award Course MaterialsLearning Resources are available to buy here
Single Pitch Award Information
The number of organised groups enjoying rock climbing and abseiling on outcrops,
crags, quarries and climbing walls has multiplied in recent years. MLT is concerned that
high standards of supervision are maintained, so that both enjoyment and safety are
enhanced, without compromising either the sport of climbing or the participation of
other crag or wall users. High standards of supervision and organisation are best
achieved through experience, personal qualities, training and validation.
This scheme has been designed to provide a level of basic competence for those who
are in a position of responsibility during single pitch rock climbing activities. Whilst the award does include some elements of personal competence it is not designed as a
measure of such. It should not be used as either an entry requirement or measure of
suitability for individuals who wish to climb on climbing walls or crags.More Single Pitch Award Information...