Rock Guiding Training Course

Introduction:
This guides training course is to take solid amateur rock crag and alpine rock skills and knowledge as a basis to teach candidates how to change/modify techniques, skills and knowledge into professional guiding techniques, skills and knowledge.

Duration: 4 days

Prerequisites:
General - As for NZMGA Climbing Guide or IFMGA Mountain Guide pathway.
Specific - A pass in the 1 day Rock Exam

Syllabus:

Short roping on rock - 1 & 2 clients
Short pitching on rock - 1 & 2 clients
Pitching on rock - 1 & 2 clients
Moving together on runners/threading a ridge
Abseiling with clients
Anchor set-ups for clients
Belay hitches, devices, mountian/terrain belays for guiding
Lowering - hitches, devices, systems, passing a knot
General rope management
Client management/safety
Communication
Rock rescue - improvised harness, raise, lower, abseil

Possible locations:
Wanaka/Queenstown crags and Remarkables alpine rock.
Christchurch Port Hills crags and Arthurs Pass alpine rock (eg Temple/Phipps)