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RCI Refresher (Rock Climbing Instructor Award)

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Dust off your kit and get ready for assessment

Are you coming up to your single pitch award assessment and feel that you would benefit from a condensed RCI Refresher of the core skills that you will be assessed on? Or are you a qualified RCI holder who has not used the award for some time and would like to refresh those dormant skills? If so, then join our professional instructors for a bespoke and tailored RCI Refresher.

Our private 1:1 courses mean that we can focus on whichever areas of the syllabus that you feel that you need help on and spend less time on the areas where you are already strong. We can then provide you with honest feedback on where you are in relation to the standard expected, leaving you with an action plan to focus your training in the run up to your assessment. We find this approach to be much more effective than running ‘open’ courses where a large group of clients’ needs have to be addressed.

Common areas for a ‘deferral’ tend to be rescue scenarios and general crag safety, but we can look all the following areas with you, and more:


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  • Group management and communication – keeping your group safe at the crag
  • Knots – when to use which and why
  • Anchors – selecting quick, efficient and most importantly, safe anchors at the top of the crag
  • Building appropriate belays for top rope climbing
  • Rope handling and use – no more tangles and twists
  • Abseiling – both personal abseiling and with a group of clients
  • Rescues – from the simple solution to the more complex abseil ‘pick-up’
  • Personal climbing – technique, strategy plus how to quickly and efficiently select and place protection
  • Use of climbing walls with groups
  • Access, conservation and the environment
  • Ethics and best practice


We can run this course from the Lake District, the Peak District, Snowdonia or in Scotland.



Price:  Our 1-day private 1:1 RCI Refresher course costs just £220 – save money by bringing a friend along too, sharing the cost for only £25 extra.

Click here to make a booking or to find out more. You can also contact us by telephone on 07702 942980.

Venue: We run RCI Refreshers from the crags of the Lake District, Peak District, Snowdonia or Scotland.

Kit: We will talk to you about specific kit requirements when you make an booking. You will need to provide your own harness, helmet and rock gear. We will provide all ropes.

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