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PCGI Certification Courses

PCGI provides exceptional rock climbing guide training and nationally recognized guide certifications in a rigorous, flexible, and supportive learning environment.  Courses focus on critical thinking and judgement, excellent facilitation and communication skills, and deep technical understanding to help you build your guiding career.  PCGI prides itself on expert instructors, small classes, individual attention, and an inclusive community.



Top Rope Guide:

The Top Rope Guide training program focuses on facilitation of Groups and individuals in guided top rope terrain.  It is the perfect foundational course and certification for guiding in many climbing areas.  Leading Not Required.  Trad Anchors Required.

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Single-pitch guide:

The Single-Pitch Guide training program is ideal for instructors seeking to guide in a single-pitch terrain with 1-2 students, or for competent Top Rope Guides looking to expand their guiding abilities into Single-Pitch terrain.  Trad Leading Required.

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lead guide:

The Lead Guide training program focuses on guiding 1-2 students in complex terrain up to 4 short pitches.  It focuses on efficiency, client care, guiding skills, technical rescue, and introduces short pitching and short roping.

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Rescue Course:

The Rescue Course is perfect for current professional rock climbing guides and instructors seeking to improve rescue skills, or for people seeking to move into the field of professional rock climbing guiding. It covers a wide variety of techniques for dealing with rescue situations in multi-pitch terrain and below.

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