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Apr 29, 2011, 5:04 AM

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Re: [ghisino] short recovery between routes/pitches/attemps
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Are you doing the certification through CAF? That is the only certification that I know of there. It is the standard for France, Spain and Portugal anyway. and is recognized by the UIAA among other entities. If so, the protocol is pretty strict and you generally have to work your way up through the levels. What I would interpret from the French as "instructor" is not the introductory level. Guide would be another step or two beyond depending on the range of activities you propose to guide. (It sounds like you are doing the Moniteur level. Sorry, the charts are not available to me in English, so there may be a misinterpretation on my part of what you want.)

I did not find the Instructor test to be too physically demanding, but you do need to demonstrate technical knowledge and ability. There is also the issue of the "standardized" safety protocols. Being physically able to climb the prescribed routes is not the objective of the test. They are looking for overall competence for instruction and safety/risk management of your eventual students and any observers.

edit to add:

Regarding training... endurance training as mentioned above involves good cardio-vascular work (which climbing alone generally does not provide) and low intensity climbing for 20 to 30 minute sets avoiding getting overly pumped.

(This post was edited by viciado on Apr 29, 2011, 5:14 AM)

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