Single Pitch Award
This award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on single pitch crags and climbing walls. Common activities undertaken by a Single Pitch Award holder will be roped climbing and bouldering. The Single Pitch Award 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.
Please read the useful information below to help you registerI am trying to log on to register. I might already be registered on one of your awards but I don’t know for sure. What should I do?
If you have ever been issued with a Mountain Training paper logbook, then you are already registered on one of our schemes. Click on the Register for this Award link below, then Existing Candidates and enter the data required to log in. Use the information in your logbook and reproduce exactly your name, etc. MTID means the number at the bottom of your endorsement page. If you no longer have your logbook please email or call us for help with this.
Once logged in click on Your Account on the left hand side of screen. Check and update your postal address. Join a Mountaineering Council or enter your membership number on the Membership Tab. Then go to the Registration Tab and click Register. Accept Terms and Conditions and then pay £39 for the registration and DLOG (our new digital logbook).I am trying to log on to register. I know that I am not already registered on an award with Mountain Training. What should I do?
Click on the Register for this Award link below, then New Candidates. Enter your email address and choose a user name and password. On the next screen enter your name and date of birth. The CMS then creates a record for you. Enter your postal address and Save. Join a Mountaineering Council or enter your membership number on the Membership Tab. Go to Registration Tab and click Register. Accept Terms and Conditions and then pay £39 for the registration and DLOG (our new digital logbook).
Registration cost is £39 per award
Single Pitch Award Video
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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. Mountain Training 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...