Multi Pitch Training (MPA)

Multi Pitch training and assessment cover the skills required to lead climbers on a ‘limited remit’ of multi pitch climbs. Multi Pitch training covers personal climbing, stance management, rope systems, client rescue and evacuation, etiquette, environmental responsibilities and more. Candidates will learn how to become an effective multi pitch leader, fostering the spirit of climbing whilst also improving their own climbing skills. Multi Pitch training courses are available in various locations in Ireland. Please see our 'Training Course' section for more details.

Download MPA Overview here 

Download MPA Syllabus here

Registering for the MPA:

Before registration candidates must:
  • Be at least 18 years old?
  • Be a current member of Mountaineering Ireland
  • Have a minimum of 1 year’s rock climbing experience post SPA
  • Be an active climber
  • Have led at least 15 multi pitch routes at a minimum severe grade and with logged evidence of climbing harder routes where the protection is leader placed
  • Have been involved as an instructor on a minimum of 10 climbing sessions post SPA