Traditional Lead Climbing Class

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Traditional Lead Climbing – The class that prepares 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”.

Book a Traditional Lead Climbing Class in California, Joshua Tree, Riverside, Big Bear, Los Angeles, Apple Valley

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Rates: half-day $195/ea, full-day $295/ea, full-day private $395/ea.
PREREQUISITE: Prior roped-climbing experience.

You will benefit greatly while learning with a professional instructor.  Our guides can teach you the most up-to-date skills needed and help you understand how to minimize risk, so you can climb for many years to come.


  • 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)

Duration: half-day, full-day, or full-day private

Meeting Location Maps: Apple Valley | Joshua Tree | Big Bear

Take rock climbing to the next level, learn tips and tricks on how to trad lead routes outdoors. Learn 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.