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. All from the safety of top-rope, learn while you “mock lead”.
During your trad climbing class, you will get exclusive tips from certified instructors, learn the most up-to-date skills needed in the field, how to minimize risk and trad climb like a pro. All rental equipment included.
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
- Professional guide
Things to Bring
- Sturdy walking or hiking shoes
- Weather appropriate clothing
- Enough water for 4-5 hours
- Sun protection
- Day Pack
- Joshua Tree National Park entrance fee (only applicable to Joshua Tree location)
- Gratuities (optional)
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, who has the expertise and follows the most up to date safety standards in the industry, will provide invaluable skills for years to come. Learning with our professionals will guarantee that you don't have empty pockets of important training in your continuing education.
The goal of this class is to help you get proficient in traditional lead climbing, proper gear placement, good decision making when managing risks, and making sure you get to practice skills with the supervision and mentoring of your 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.