AMGA Training

AMGA certification is often required to instruct at many climbing areas across the U.S., and having AMGA certified guides on staff is often required for a guide service to obtain liability insurance or terrain access.  Colorado Mountain School has more guides certified at international levels and more AMGA trainers on staff than any other guide service in Colorado.

The primary focus of our guide training courses is to balance effective risk management with maximal client and student rewards.  Courses focus on both technical an non-technical skills, learning to apply the appropriate techniques in various circumstances, and developing the ability to seamlessly change from one technique to another.

Climbers on the Traverse of the Aiguille du Entreves at dawn above Chamonix - Mont Blanc
We do not live to eat and make money, we eat and make money to be able to enjoy life.
– George Mallory 

COURSES

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course

AMGA SPI Course The AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Course teaches climbers and aspiring climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting.  It was developed to fit in the AMGA Rock…

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Exam

AMGA SPI Exam Gaining certification through an AMGA SPI Exam is a great first step into the world of mountain guiding.  More companies, institutions, and agencies are requiring that their instructors have some American Mountain Guide Association training and certification.  …

AMGA Rock Guide Course Mentorship

AMGA Rock Mentorship This program is designed to better prepare candidates for the AMGA Advanced Rock Guides Course and Aspirant Exam.  The course will enhance skills taught in the Rock Guide Course and streamline techniques expected at the Advanced level. …

AMGA Rock Guide Exam Mentorship

AMGA Rock Guide Mentorship This 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…

AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Program

American Mountain Guides Association The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) Program is designed to train and certify professional climbing instructors working or teaching in an indoor or artificial wall environment. The goals of the program are…