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 review anchors and advanced rappels while introducing anchor threads & lowers, lead climb strategies, lead & top belays, clipping bolts, single & multi-pitch lead strategies and basic rescue techniques. If you do not already have anchor construction and rappel experience, then we strongly recommend you take our 2-day Acclerator Rock Course. Sport Lead is also an excellent foundation for our more advanced Placement Protection lead course.
- 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
- 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
|Ratio:||Min: 2 / Max: 4|
|# of Days:||1 Full Day|
|Duration:||8:00am - 4:30pm|
Experienced indoor/outdoor top-rope and/or gym lead climber with prior anchors, belay and rappel experience.
* $195 = Semi-Private Course Price
Group Rate Discounts of 15% apply when 3 or more persons book together as a group.
* Custom course dates available on request.
Organize a training day with your friends and take advantage of our Group Rates.
Contact Us to either upgrade to a Private course or choose a Custom course date.