Very similar format as the Multi Pitch course, this is an advanced climbing class. All aspects of lead climbing will be addressed with a strong emphasis on multi-pitch trad climbing. Topics include gear, the dynamics of lead falls, solid gear placement, rope management, anchors, and the mental as well as physical aspects of sport and trad leading. This class is for every competent climber. Even if you do not plan on leading, you will learn and understand the dynamics of lead climbing, and it will make you a more knowledgeable and capable climber and lead belayer. There will be no “true” lead climbs during the class – all lead climbing experiences in this class will be protected with a top-rope.
We will spend 2 days together going over core concepts with some time spent in a classroom type environment and the bulk of the time outdoors putting the freshly acquired skills to use.
Basic skills covered
Keeping an organized rope stack
Belay station management
What to carry on route
Efficient racking and gear exchange
Appropriate rope selction
Use of a tag line
Belaying from the anchor vs. harness
Descent following the route
Typical Cost $190
Duration: 2 Days
Please check our calendar of events for a current list of scheduled training sessions.
Training can also be customized and scheduled based on your availability. Feel free to contact us any time to inquire about your desired topic and we can discuss available dates and participant minimums.