Rock Climbing

Rock 3 - Sport Lead Climbing

Enjoy the thrills while safely managing the risks of learning to lead climb single and/or multi-pitch, bolted sport routes.

Discover the challenges and new-found freedom lead climbing has to offer. Sport Lead is perfect for both gym climbers and outdoor top-rope climbers who are mentally prepared to take their climbing to the next level. Learn the essential cornerstones of lead climbing in order to protect yourself from potential mishaps. Depending on your current skills, you'll have the opportunity to learn anchors, anchor threads & lowers, lead climb strategies, lead & top belays, clipping bolts, single & multi-pitch lead strategies, advanced rappels and basic rescue techniques. Sport Lead is an excellent foundation for our more advanced Placement Protection lead course.

Topics Include

  • Use of guidebooks
  • History of climbing and ethics
  • Product knowledge
  • Proper use and care of equipment
  • Harnesses, Knots & Rope Management
  • Safety and hazard assessment
  • Anchor construction
  • Top & Ground Anchors
  • Clipping quick-draws
  • Rock climbing movement skills
  • Lead Climb & Multi-pitch Strategies
  • Dynamic lead belays
  • Top-down belays
  • Seconding a Route
  • Communication
  • Retreating from a route
  • Anchor retreat skills
  • Fixed and natural rappel anchors
  • Advanced rappels w/ a back-up
  • Multi-pitch Rappels
  • Tandem rappels
  • Basic rescue skills
  • Escaping a belay systems


Cost: $185
Ratio: Min: 2 / Max: 4
# of Days: 1
Duration: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Prerequisite: Yes

Experienced indoor/outdoor top-rope and/or gym lead climber.

Group Rates

* Custom course dates available on request.

Organize a training day with your friends and take advantage of our Group Rates.

Group Rate Discounts of 15% apply when 3 or more persons book together as a group.

Contact Us to either book your Group or to upgrade to a Private or Semi-private course.

Next season's course dates coming soon.