PCGI Guide Training

Want to become a PCGI certified rock climbing guide?  Or are you a recreational climber that wants to take his/her rope skills to the next level?

Stone Adventures' head guide Aron Stockhausen is a PCGI approved mentor.  He can help train and certify you to work in the outdoor rock climbing industry.

Top Rope Guide (TRG)

A Top Rope Guide (TRG) is certified to take multiple people out rock climbing in the single-pitch environment, without lead climbing.  This includes top rope climbing, belaying, lowering, rappelling, anchor building, scrambling, and many single-pitch rope rescue skills applicable to the single-pitch environment.

Single-Pitch Guide (SPG)

A Single Pitch Guide (SPG) is certified to take multiple people out rock climbing in the single-pitch environment.  This includes guide lead climbing, top rope climbing, lead and top rope belaying, lowering, rappelling, anchor building, scrambling, and many single-pitch rope rescue skills applicable to the single-pitch environment.

Need a little more personal instruction before taking an assessment?  Need to re-certify? Consider taking a private mentoring/continuing education day.  To re-certify, TRGs and SPGs must complete 8 hours of continuing education and pay the PCGI renewal fee.

Before taking your course, please check out our online Climbing School!  These tutorial videos will help bring you up-to-speed before taking your PCGI course.

(Price/person for entire course)1 Student2+ Students
TRG Course$900*$450*
SPG Course$1050*$525*
TRG Assessment$275*$200*
SPG Assessment$275*$200*
Mentoring/Continuing Education 1 Day$375*$200*

* All rates are listed per person, and cover the entire course, assessment or mentoring day.  The listed rates DO NOT cover your PCGI fees.  Current PCGI fees are: $75 for TRG course, $40 for TRG assessment, $85 for SPG course, $50 for SPG assessment, and $100/person for a certification renewal (good for 3 years).