AMGA Rock Guide Exam Mentorship


This program is designed to prepare candidates for the AMGA Rock Guide Exam.  The course will enhance skills taught in the Advanced Rock Guide Course and streamline techniques expected at the exam.  Though lecture, demonstration and practical application, the students will refine and expand their skill set.  Students will be mentored under the tutelage of AMGA IT member, IFMGA Licensed Mountain Guide, and Colorado Mountain School Head Guide Eric Whewell.  The program will be based out of Boulder and Estes Park, CO.  Additionally, representative exam style routes will be used as mock guiding objectives to further develop the students resume to be accepted to the Exam.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of the AMGA Advanced Rock Guide Course and Aspirant Exam

Time:

8:00am - 5:00pm

Duration:

4 Days

Maximum Ratio:

3:1

Minimum Age:

18

Price includes & Excludes:

This program includes free lodging at our Estes Park Lodge.

Meeting location:

Colorado Mountain School
341 Moraine Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: 8-5pm

  • Introductions
  • Risk Management Discussion
  • Anchoring practicum and stance management with considerations for security and speed
  • Transitions practicum with considerations for advanced application at a 2:1 ratio
  • Short Rope practicum with emphasis at 2:1

 Day 2: 8-5pm

  • Student led guided objectives

 Day 3: 8-5pm

  •  Student led guided objectives

 Day 4: 8-5pm

  •  Student led guided objectives
  • Debrief

Lodging:

Free lodging is available for this program at our Estes Park Lodge.