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Date Sunday  3/21/2021
End Date
Group State CMC
Event Title TCS SPI Exam Prep Day
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Doug Maiwurm
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Type Trip
Trip Type Rock Climbing
Climb Type
Climbing Class
Trail Mileage 1
Elevation Gain
Driving Distance



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This trip is designated for those preparing to take the SPI Exam this year. 

The Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Program teaches climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting. 

  • Certification lasts for three years as long as the candidate keeps current AMGA Membership and First Aid Certification.

  • After three years current SPI’s can re-take the SPI Assessment to regain the SPI certification.


  • You have taken the Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) course and have scheduled to the take the SPI exam.


  • UIAA/CE approved Climbing Helmet

  • UIAA/CE approved Climbing Harness with belay loop

  • ​Climbing shoes or approach shoes in which the candidate can climb up to 5.7

  • Nut removal tool ​

  • Standard “lead climbing rack” such as, stoppers/nuts, SLCD's, tri-cams, etc. 

  • Assorted 24” and 48” runners (must have at least one 48” runner)

  • 10 or more non-locking carabiners 

  • 3 or more locking “HMS/Pearbiners” 

  • 6 or more locking carabiners, (the more, the better) 

  • [Manual braking belay/rappel device, such as the “Verso”, “ATC” or “Pyramid”, etc. 

  • Releasable assisted braking device, such as the Petzl “GriGri” or Trango “Cinch” 

  • 2 Prusik loops (1m of 6mm Nylon Accessory Cord)

  • 2 cordelettes (5m-7m of 7mm Nylon Accessory Cord) 

  • One 50-60m "single" dynamic rope (9.5-10.5mm) suitable for leading and top roping 

  • One static or “semi static” (gym line) rope 9-11mm, 30m+, for setting up anchors and fixed lines



Skills to Review Prior:

  • Practice tying the following knots:

                        - Triple Over Hand (barrel/stopper knot)
                        - Figure 8 Follow through and on a bight
                        - Overhand on a bight
                        - Bowline and bowline on a bight
                        - Double Fisherman’s       

  • Practice tying the following hitches:

                        - Clove
                        - Munter
                        - Mule
                        - Munter, Mule, Overhand (MMO)

  • ​Practice tying the following friction hitches:           

                        - Auto Block
                        - Prussik
                        - Klemiheist

  • Use of Assisted Braking Devices (ABDs)    

                        - Petzl G


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.