Traditional Lead Climbing Course

In this advanced/expert course, learn the more complex skill of placing artificial gear on traditional lead climbs and setting up sound anchors at the top of the pitch. The class starts with an in depth review of gear placements and equipment, then moves on to mock leading, and eventually leading on your own.  The trad lead course can be tailored for more experienced climbers who are looking to improve their skills and work towards more complex and advanced routes.


This is a full day class and will last between 6 and 8 hours.  Be prepared to be outside all day with a 30 minute break for lunch (lunch is not provided.)

Please email us if you have any questions -

Topics covered:

  • Climbing Strategies

  • Equipment Selection and considerations

  • in depth look at artificial gear placements

  • fixed gear evaluation

  • Rope and Stance Management

  • How to Avoid Multiplication of Forces

Traditional Lead Climbing Course

1 Person $225

2 ppl $195/each $390

3 ppl $175/each $525

4 ppl $155/each $620

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we are taking reservations by email only

Climbers must have belay experience.

This class does not certify the ability to climb outside without an instructor, but is instead meant to provide a detailed introduction to the world of outdoor trad climbing.