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SPA Training and Assessment

Tony Penning is a superb training provider for Single Pitch Award (SPA) in the Wye Valley and surrounding areas.

Tony began instructing 15 years ago and holds the Mountain Instructor Award. He was part of the team that produced The Lower Wye Valley and Symonds Yat rock climbing guides.  Tony is also a member of The Association of Mountaineering Instructors which is the representative body for professionally qualified Mountaineering Instructors in the UK. 

Far Peak works closely with Tony on a regular basis, providing training courses and running trips to the Wye Valley and beyond with great success.


  www.singlepitchaward.co.uk OR www.tonypenning.co.uk



The Single Pitch Award (SPA) is ideal for anyone with personal climbing experience who has led at least 15 traditional climbs on leader placed protection at grade Severe level, who is involved with schools, outdoor centres, youth groups or acts as a leader for groups of novices. 

The Single Pitch Award (SPA) will give you the skills you need to supervise groups of novice climbers in potentially hazardous environments and provides training and assessment on how to organise and supervise safe, effective and enjoyable sessions on single pitch crags both inside and outdoors. 

 Before attending a Single Pitch Award (SPA) Training course candidates must be at least 18 years old, have at least 12 months climbing experience and be a member of the British Mountaineering Council.  

Price: Dependant on Training Course

To book a session, simply click on a session you wish to attend and reserve your places. You will need to select the total number of places you wish to reserve as each booking can only be made with one email address. Payment for sessions are collected on arrival unless prompted otherwise. All sessions are on the calendar or listed individually below.

Opening Times

Beginner Climbing Courses

Whatever your climbing background, we have a range of exciting tasters and courses to really get the juices flowing! Complete novice climbers can choose our super value Beginner Climbing Course for only £99 CLICK HERE, or why not try one of our climbing courses below:

Training and Qualifications

Want to take the next step? We run regular instructor courses at Far Peak and in conjunction with local guides, offer a range of outdoor training and qualifications too.

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