Indoor Lead Climber (301)

 Looking for a greater challenge in your climbing visits to the gym? Looking to ratchet up the excitement? Grab the Sharp End of the rope! The Indoor Lead Climber course will teach you the skills required to safely climb on lead. When you can confidently climb 5.9 and are ready to advance your climbing to next level, this class will give you access to the lead-only routes in the gym and provide a gateway to climbing outside. The main focus of the class is on basic lead climbing and belaying skills with some discussion on more advanced practices. Students should be prepared to climb and belay during class; climbing shoes, harness and ATC style belay device are required. Rope will be provided. ***Please Note*** Completion of this course will not qualify you to safely and successfully climb lead routes outdoors.
We will teach you:
  • Belaying: how to spot and belay a lead climber
  • Leading: how to climb on the sharp end of the rope safely and efficiently
  • Clipping: how to avoid back clipping and Z-clipping, and how to clip efficiently in a variety of positions
  • Falling and catching a fall: how to safely take a fall and how to provide a soft catch
Class Details                
This class is designed for: 5.9 or higher climbers
Max ratio:      6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Dates offered Class runs by appointment only* *reservations required; minimum of 2 sign ups for class to run
Suggested Prerequisites: Advanced Climber (201)
Prices (per climber):  $75 ($63.75 for members)
Supplemental Training Class:  $18 M-Th 6pm to 7pm