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Colorado Climbing Company Guide Service and Climbing School
"Sarah and I had an awesome time. We were both impressed by and appreciated the fact that you actually taught us some of the finer points of climbing, rather than just setting a rope and saying "there you go." -Mike, Wisconsin
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Learning to Lead Climb
The ability to lead climb is one of the most important climbing skills for any climber after learning how to belay and tie in. The basics of sport leading and traditional leading allow one to gain more independence in their climbing and push their mental and physical limits at the same time. Because it requires a lot of knowledge about the equipment, the rock, and climbing skills in general it is a climbing class where there are many opportunities to practice. From here climbers will have the basis on which to learn multipitch skills, aid climbing, and other advanced skills.

    This course covers how to lead both bolt protected and gear protected climbs. During this course participants will learn a variety of climbing skills to give them good leader habits. From the basics of placing gear, how to build anchors, as well as how to clean bolted anchors and push your climbing to the next level.​​
  • Previous climbing experience is helpful but not necessary.
  • Climbers should be comfortable with heights and physically fit.
What to Bring
  • Snacks and water for an eight hour day.
  • Comfortable hiking shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather.
  • A small pack to carry things. A bookbag or pack of about 25 liters works well.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • All climbing equipment is provided but you can bring your own if you desire.
What You Will Learn
  • How to place a variety of pieces of protection and build anchors on bolts and gear.
  • How to evaluate routes and the rock from the perspective of the leader.​
  • How to evaluate protection and anchors. Not every bolt is a good one.
  • How to provide a soft catch and inspire confidence in a leader.
2016 Dates:
You can also book your trip by sending us an e-mail at info@coclimbing or call 719-209-6649
Colorado Springs:
May 14th & 15th
​June 11th & 12th
July 9th & 10th
August 13th & 14th
September 10th & 11th
May 28th & 29th
June 25th & 26th
July 23rd & 24th
August 27th & 28th
September 24th & 25th
If you do not see a date that works for you we also offer this at our custom rates at your convenience. Previous clients receive a 10% discount on this class.
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