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Learn to lead sport routes with certified professionals. The sport lead climbing class covers how to sport lead safely, proper rope clipping tips, how to use quickdraws, and lead belaying techniques.

Learn how to sport lead from the safety of a top-rope; learn while you “mock lead”. Learn how to protect yourself, and your climber, from leader falls. Master new skills, like managing your rope efficiently and planning your routes.

Get started on the next level of climbing with exclusive tips from certified rock climbing instructors.

Price: Half-Day / Full-Day
$195 / $295
$100 per additional participant
Duration: 4 hrs / 8 hrs
Prerequisite: Prior top-rope climbing experience.

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  • Safety and instruction
  • Proper clipping technique
  • Climbing movement for lead
  • Lead belay
  • Rope management
  • Sport climbing anchors
  • Cleaning routes and rappelling


  • Lifetime Membership to our Climbing Club!
  • Rock climbing equipment
  • Climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Professional guide

Things to Bring

  • Sturdy walking or hiking shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Plenty of water
  • Sun protection
  • Lunch/snack (recommended)
  • Day pack (recommended)


  • Joshua Tree National Park entrance fee (only applicable to Joshua Tree location)
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Take your skills to the next level with a sport lead climbing class

Sport climbing can open up amazing opportunities for you when it comes to expanding your range of routes. As with hard work, comes great benefits, lead climbing also opens up the doors to more risk. The more risk - the more training you should have to avoid accidents or injuries. The added risk in sport lead climbing is simply larger falls. Yes! This is why, learning with a professional will ensure you are prepared to manage and minimize risk, indoors and outdoors.

The goal of this class is to help you successfully understand and learn how to lead sport routes safely. As part of our mission to educate climbers, after completion of your class, we welcome you to join us on future climbing club events so you can continue practicing skills learned during class.

To maximize your experience, we are open year round and offer services for all levels – from complete novice to avid climbers. Outdoor rock climbing is our expertise. We are proud to operate with the highest standards of the industry and run our tours in Southern California, Los Angeles and world-class outdoor climbing destination – Joshua Tree National Park.