When first learning to climb many people stick with toproping for a significant amount of time. Leading really brings a new aspect to the sport of climbing. For many the excitement of being on the sharp end pushes them to their limits physically and mentally. There are many climbs that can't be reached from the top as well so the ability to lead climbs can be a great way to reach new areas and enjoy a different style of climbing. Sport climbing, where climbers clip permanent protection in the form of bolts, allows climbers to lead without having to learn to place gear so they can focus more on the climbing movement itself.
Climbers who want to move beyond toproping or may have lead indoors but realize it’s much different outdoors will gain some important knowledge during a sport leading class. In addition to clipping bolts outside participants will learn:
After taking this climbing course participants should feel capable of leading bolt protected climbs at local sport climbing areas.
Participants should be capable of the following prior to participating in this course:
Participants without the required skills may be asked to book additional days to ensure the best learning experience.
While many areas have a little sport climbing there are several venues, mostly in the Front Range climbing areas that feature well protected sport climbs and good hardware, here are a few:
|1 Instructor||Half Day (4 hours)||Regular Day (6 hours)||Full Day (8 hours)|
|2 instructors to keep low ratios for the best experience!|
Rates are per person, e.g. 3 people for a Regular Day would be $259/person for a total of $777. Trip start times are custom but generally we recommend 8AM starts for most rock climbing May through September to avoid heat, crowding, and afternoon thunderstorms.
Discount Information: We appreciate our guests but discounts are limited to the following and cannot be combined with any other offer.
Early Bird Discounts and Last Chance Pricing: Book early and save! Schedule any rock climbing trip a month or more in advance for a 10% discount. Any trip booked with less than 48 hours notice incur a $100 convenience fee.
Bundle Pricing: The ultimate way to get started climbing! Purchase 3 or more days of climbing guiding or instruction at once for a 10% discount. Schedule at your convenience.
Learning to sport lead opens the door to all sorts of opportunities but there are plenty of other important skillls