Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides 

62 Allegheny Drive

Seneca Rocks, WV 26884

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Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity provider and employer, and is a permittee of the Monongahela National Forest.

 

Professional Training

Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides and North Fork Adventures offers a variety of professional development opportunities for climbing guides and outdoor professionals. We believe that professional training, when coupled with significant personal experience, is an important step in being a professional climbing guide and/or outdoor program manager.

 

See below for more information about our professional training opportunities:

 

  • Professional Climbing Guides Institutes Courses and Certifications

  • American Mountain Guides Association Courses and Certifications

  • Risk Management Seminars for Outdoor Professionals and Program Providers

 

Contact us at 304-567-2115 or climbing@senecarocks.com!

Amga climbing wall instructor

The Climbing Wall Instructor Program (CWI) was introduced to certify professionals who teach in an indoor or artificial wall environment. It aims to increase the level of professionalism in indoor climbing and to improve the level of climbing wall instruction. 

Course prerequisites:

  • AMGA Professional Membership

  • 18 years of age at the time of the course

  • At least one year documented personal climbing experience 

  • Ability to comfortably climb 5.7 (top rope cert.) or 5.9 (lead cert.)

  • Ability to utilize belay devices, tie figure eight knots and understand the use of personal climbing equipment

Special rates apply, please contact us for more info.

PCGI Single Pitch Guide

 

 

The Single-Pitch Guide Course (SPG) is designed for guiding and instructing in Single-Pitch lead climbing terrain with up to 2 clients. It introduces new belay techniques, technical rescue, and group facilitation skills.

 

Course prerequisites:

 

  • 18 years of age at the time of the course

  • Comfortable lead climbing 5.6 traditional and sport climbing routes 

  • Capable of using traditional climbing protection to build standard anchors

  • Lead climbing experience of at least two years. Prior top-rope guiding experience strongly suggested

  • Working knowledge of knots and hitches

  • Ability to provide personal climbing equipment

Special rates apply, please contact us for more info.

PCGI Top Rope guide

 


The Top Rope Guide Course (TRG) is designed as a introductory level Top Rope rock climbing guide training program. No lead climbing is conducted during the TRG by participants. Topics include anchor extensions, top and bottom managed sites, belayed rappels, applicable rescue techniques, and group facilitation skills.

 

Course prerequisites:

 

  • 18 years of age at the time of the course

  • At least one year documented personal climbing experience 

  • Ability to comfortably climb routes rates 5.7

  • Experience with natural and artificial anchors

  • Ability to provide personal climbing equipment

  • Working knowledge of knots and hitches

Special rates apply, please contact us for more info.

Risk Management Seminars

 

Generations of traditional climbers have perfected their climbing technique on top rope. While top roping can provide a measure of safety and security, developing the necessary skills from the beginning is a must! In this course you'll learn the skills needed to effectively climb on your own at a top rope site. We utilize a variety of sites for this course, including Seneca Rocks, Nelson Rocks, Coopers Rock and other quality top rope sites in the region.

 

Our Top Rope Fundamentals courses begin at your current skill level, and typically focus on these skills:

 

  • Top rope equipment

  • Knots and hitches

  • Natural and artificial anchors

  • Site safety and risk management

  • Basic rescue techniques

  • Proper belay techniques

  • Rapelling