Have you ever wondered how to get your foot into the door of the guiding world? Golden Mountain Guides offers a range of AMGA SPI Guide Training, including AMGA SPI Courses, SPI Assessments, and Exam Prep Days in the Denver, Golden, and Boulder areas.

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) certification is considered to be a baseline for individuals looking to enter the guiding industry. It is often times the first program guides and instructors progress through as they pursue higher training and examination through the AMGA. The SPI Program is designed to give candidates the skills, instructional techniques, and tools needed to instruct rock climbing in a single pitch setting.

The main focus of this program is to effectively manage risk in the vertical realm by applying skills and climbing techniques in new ways, reading the mountain terrain, and refining skills many climbers already use.

Even if you have no desire to work professionally in the guiding industry, the SPI Course is a great way to increase your technical climbing knowledge and better your recreational climbing.

AMGA SPI Courses and Exams

AMGA SPI Course in Golden Colorado


Learn the technical skills, instructional techniques, and risk management strategies needed to proficiently instruct rock climbing in a single pitch rock climbing environment throughout this three day course.

AMGA SPI Assessment

Becoming a certified Single Pitch Instructor can provide many opportunities within the guiding industry and is the baseline for many entry-level climbing instructor positions. This two day exam will test your technical skills, instructional technique, and risk management while single pitch climbing.

An SPI candidate demonstrating technical rock climbing skills in Golden Colorado
AMGA SPI Candidates preparing for their assessment in Golden Colorado

SPI Assessment Prep Day

Do you have an upcoming SPI Assessment? Need help getting ready and dialing in your instructional skills? We can help with this SPI Prep Day. We’ll cover the technical skills you need and help increase your chances of success in the assessment.

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