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Single Pitch Award (SPA) Training

Location: Dartmoor
Price: £147 per person


The skills needed to supervise groups of novice climbers in potentially hazardous environments are different to those required to climb safely with friends.

Our Single Pitch Award (SPA) training course takes place in the Dartmoor National Park and provides training and assessment on how to organise and supervise safe, effective and enjoyable sessions for relatively novice climbers on single pitch crags and climbing walls. The courses are run under the Mountain Training (MT) umbrella.

The training courses are run over two days – normally a weekend, however additional courses are always being arranged. If the dates below do not suit you please contact us to get the latest dates.

Qualified & Experienced Staff
John Diplock MIA, is a member of the Association of Mountain Instructors and has many years of experience. He has climbed extensively throughout the UK as well as Spain, and Nepal. He is an SPA course provider for Mountain Training (MT).

Pre-requisites for the Course
You must be registered with Mountain Training to do the Single Pitch Award and have

A minimum of 12 months rock climbing experience.

Be registered with the Mountain Training.

Have led at least 15 routes outside, using leader placed protection registered on DLOG.

Be not less than 18 years of age at registration.


The courses are normally run from Powder Mills on Dartmoor. Most participants stay in Powder Mills Bunkhouse, however you are very welcome to camp or we can arrange alternative accommodation. If you are local you may wish to travel in each day.

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