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Regional Events

September 19th | Boulder

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With support from Arc’teryx, AMGA is hosting a day of exclusive clinics led by members of the Instructor Team and SPI Provider Team.  Plus, we will be celebrating in the evening with a FREE members gathering from 6-9pm. Come meet fellow AMGA members, grab a snack, get hooked up with giveaways, and support AMGA’s current efforts as we ensure our community is actively shaping a positive future for guiding. All members are invited to this FREE evening event.

Register for Clinics here

Register for the Evening Gathering Here 


Clinic Details

Short Roping and Transitions | Joe Thompson and Mike Soucy

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AM Clinic: Short-roping is part science and part art – fusing it all together to create flow is more difficult than what meets the eye. This clinic will primarily focus on 1:1 short-roping and may advance to 2:1 depending on attendee training levels.

PM Clinic: Learn or review guided application of common transitions from short-roping to 5th class climbing and how to reverse it all after tagging the summit.

Suggested Prerequisite Training Level: Apprentice rock guide or higher

SPI Advanced Skills, Exam Prep, and common Problems | Wes Calkins and Rainbow Weinstock

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Are you considering taking an AMGA SPI Course or Assessment? Have you taken an SPI Course but it’s been a while and want a refresh? In this clinic, get an expansion on the SPI Curriculum and review common problems with longtime SPI Providers and Rock Guides.

Suggested Prerequisite Training Level: Completion of SPI Course, Certified SPI or higher

SPI Masterclass | Ron Funderburke

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SPI students demonstrate minimum proficiency standards on their assessment. But, as any seasoned SPI will attest, those skills are just the tip of the iceberg. The SPI Master Class will explore skills that are well within the SPI Scope of Practice, but rarely included in a typical SPI Course curriculum.

Suggested Prerequisite Training Level: Completion of SPI Course, Certified SPI or higher.

 

Rock Rescue Drill | Amos Whiting

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The RRD was updated in 2017 –  check out the scenario and gear list here. The RRD is part of the Assistant Exam on the ARGC/AE but is also a great way for any guide or instructor to hone and practice their rescue skills –  learn, refresh, and practice with AMGA Instructor Team member, Amos Whiting.

Suggested Prerequisite Training Level: Apprentice rock guide or higher

 


Evening Gathering

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We will be celebrating in the evening with a FREE all-members gathering at SCARPA Headquarters in Boulder, CO from 6-9pm. Come meet fellow AMGA members, grab a snack, get hooked up with giveaways, and support AMGA’s current efforts as we ensure our community is actively shaping a positive future for guiding.

Register for the Evening Gathering Here