SPCI Equipment List & Pre-requisites
American Climbing Institute

The pre-requisites for the Single Pitch Climbing Instructor course is successful completion of the Top Rope Guide course or the equivalent.

Required Equipment List

Be prepared for being outside and active during inclement weather. All clothing should be in good condition and appropriate for the activity.

Climbing shoes will be useful. Approach shoes may be useful.

Include sunglasses, water bottle, sunscreen, pocket knife, first aid kit.
Bring a pencil or pen for note taking during the course.

Required Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Harness, belay loop recommended
  • One 50-60 meter rope (10-11mm) for climbing (mark the middle with a marker designed for such purpose)
  • A standard rock climbing rack which should generally include at least; one set of stoppers, set of SLCD’s (3/8 in. to 4.5 in.) and / or Hexes, TriCams (.5, 1, 1.5)
  • 25 regular carabiners
  • 10-12 over the shoulder runners
  • 5 pear shaped locking carabiners
  • 2 – 3 cordelettes (18ft of 7mm nylon accessory cord)

** Mark your gear!

*** Mark the middle of your rope with a marker expressly designed for such purposes. We  recommend a marker manufactured by Bluewater Rope or PMI.

We strongly urge you to bring true pear shaped locking carabiners like this one.

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