AMGA Certified Rock Guide

The foundation of technical guiding, The Rock Guide Program prepares and trains you for a professional level of technical instruction and guiding in rock terrain. You will learn or refine your skills in risk-management, industry standards, route finding, technical skills, terrain assessment, rescue scenarios, and client care.

To enter the program you must have a strong technical rock climbing background in a variety of rock types and climbing disciplines.

To get your Rock Guide Certification, you must complete:

  • The 10-day Rock Instructor Course (RIC)
  • The 10-day Rock Guide Course (RGC)
  • The six-day Rock Guide Exam (RGE)
  • Be certified in CPR and have a minimum 60 hours in WFR (or equivalent).