Rock Climbing Instructor - Assessment

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£ 155.00 per person.

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  • There are currently no dates available, please contact us if you wish to make further enquiries.


2 days

Group Size


Included in the Course Fees

  • All course tutoring and administration.

Not Included in the Course Fees

  • Registration with MTE, or reference books related to the course.
  • Climbing wall entry fees
  • Transport / Accomodation / Catering
  • Provision of any personal equipment.


  • Attended a training course or have gained exemption from MTE or other home nation board.
  • Completed 20 supervising sessions (as assistant or supervisor), with as much variety as possible. These should NOT be all at the same venue, and cannot all be in an indoor wall, or on an artificial structure or high ropes course, etc.
  • Personally led AN ABSOLUTE MINIMUM of 40 pitches (MTE recommends at least 60 pitches) of up to Severe grade climbs, using leader placed protection, in a variety of different areas & on varied rock types.
  • Proficiency in the use of climbing walls.
  • A valid First Aid certificate (minimum of 16 hours and assessed).
  • An up to date logbook on the Dlog Candidate Management System (CMS).
  • Please ensure you have a reference from a suitably qualifird person on your Dlog, and it is useful to scan and upload your First Aid cert too (see the CV section of Dlog).

Accepting Risk

By its very nature lead climbing increases the risk of serious personal injury in the event of a fall. By booking this course you accept this risk.

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO LEAD ROCK CLIMBS USING LEADER PLACED PROTECTION, AND SECOND OTHERS, AT UP TO SEVERE GRADE. This is, potentially, a dangerous activity with the risk of serious injury or death. You may take falls onto equipment placed by you but not checked by us. It is impossible for us to guarantee your safety at all times, as sometimes you may be out of our direct control. If you feel unhappy about any of this, please DO NOT join the course. More information is available if you require it. Hatt Adventures & Mountain Activities will not accept liability for accidents/injuries in such cases unless CLEARLY due to their negligence.

For more info. please see our Terms & Conditions.

Day 1

  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Personal climbing day
  • Personal abseiling

Day 2

  • Group climbing
  • Group abseiling
  • Emergencies and problem solving

Available all year round, next course date: 13-14th July (Swanage - Dorset).

Courses usually run in Swanage or the Peak District

Equipment Supplied

All group equipment supplied

Equipment Needed

Personal climbing equipment required

Minimum age: 18