Traditional Lead Climbing Class

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Duration: half-day or full-day

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.

Rates: half-day $195 or full-day $295. Click here for private instruction.

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Prerequisite: Prior top-rope climbing experience.


  • 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!
  • 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
  • Enough water for 4-5 hours
  • Sun protection
  • Lunch/snack
  • Day Pack


  • Joshua Tree National Park entrance fee (only applicable to Joshua Tree location)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Trad climbing skills that will take you to the next level. Learn how to lead traditional routes outdoors with professional instructors who will make your transition a breeze!

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.