Rock Climbing

Rock 5 - Multi-Pitch Traditional Lead Climbing

Acquire the skills and strategies to climb multi-pitch crack systems using placement protection equipment.

Multi-Pitch Traditional Lead Climbing enables you to embark on adventureous journeys and discover the rewards of climbing in multi-pitch terrain. This course is ideal for climbers with some previous placement protection lead climbing experience who would like to take their skills to the next level. Depending on your current knowledge base, you'll have the opportunity to review placement protection, single and multi-directional placement protection anchors, multi-pitch lead strategies, lead and top-down belays, natural retreat anchors, advanced rappel systems and basic rescue techniques. New travel options to include multi-pitch crag climbing in Squamish, BC or Red Rocks, Nevada will become your new reality! You can also compliment this course by becoming proficient at self-rescue by registering into our Rock Rescue program.

Topics Include

  • Use of guidebooks
  • Product knowledge
  • Proper use and care of equipment
  • Harnesses, Knots & Rope Management
  • Lead Climb & Multi-pitch Strategies
  • Route Finding
  • Placement Protection & Anchors
  • Natural Anchors
  • Belay stations and hanging belays
  • Lead & Top Belays
  • Dynamic lead belays
  • Communication
  • Seconding a Route
  • Rock climbing movement skills
  • Fixed and natural rappel anchors
  • Multi-pitch Rappels
  • Advanced rappels w/ a back-up
  • Anchor retreat skills
  • Basic rescue skills
  • Escaping a belay systems


Cost: $195
Ratio: Min: 1 / Max: 2
# of Days: 1
Duration: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Prerequisite: Yes

Previous Placement Protection Lead climbing experience.

Private $315

Semi-Private $195

Next season's course dates coming soon.