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The traditional lead climbing class will prepare you for the next level of climbing. Learn how to lead trad routes safely, place and remove gear, clip gear, use slings, lead belay, protect leader falls, manage your rope, route planning and more.

Learn about spring loaded camming devices, how to properly place and remove stopper nuts. Discover great ways to inspect rock quality, so you can trust your gear placements are solid. Learn the difference and when to use slings, and cordelettes, to build trad anchors. When to extend your pieces and why?

Start training for that big wall project you been eyeing. Trad lead opens up a whole new world of opportunities for you to see some of the most amazing summits in the country. Learn with the best certified instructorsget expert training, and tips on how transition to a new style of climbing safely.

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
  • Rope management
  • Route finding and assessment
  • Organizing your rack
  • Placing and removing pro
  • Climbing movement for lead
  • Lead belay
  • Traditional climbing anchors
  • Cleaning routes, rappelling and walk-offs


  • Lifetime Membership to our Climbing Club!
  • Rock climbing equipment, feel free to bring your own
  • 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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Traditional lead climbing class offered by certified instructors

Rock climbing already has a high level or risk. Therefore having the right training with a certified guide will provide invaluable skills for years to come. Our trained professionals have the expertise and follow the most up to date safety standards in the industry.

Learning with a certified guide will help guarantee that you don't have empty pockets in your continuing climbing education.

During your trad climbing class, you will get exclusive tips from our certified instructors. Learn the most up-to-date skills needed in the field, how to minimize risk and trad climb like a pro. Our guides have many years of outdoor experience and are ready to share their knowledge with you.

The goal of this class is to help you get proficient in trad lead climbing, proper gear placements, and inspire good decision making. While you learn about managing risks, practice new skills with the supervision and mentoring of an expert guide.

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.