Lead Climbing & Belaying

Lead climbing is the next step after top roping and involves clipping your rope to anchors as you climb instead of it running to the top and back down. This means longer falls before the rope catches you, but is much more exciting.
There is a lot to cover during lead classes, so classes are either split into two sections (the climbing portion and the belaying portion) that are about two hours each or one four hour class that covers both topics. Both Lead Climbing & Lead Belaying are required for our lead certification.
Lead Climbing & Belaying covers both parts (climbing & belaying) and touches on things such as…
Climbing:
-How the system works.
-Lead climbing equipment.
-Back clipping.
-Z-clipping.
-Gate orientation.
-Twisted draws.
-Clipping technique.
-Clipping zones and stances.
-Clipping calls.
-How to fall.
-Mock leads (followed by real leads).
Belaying:
-How to pay out slack.
-Belayer positioning and spotting.
-Responding to clipping calls.
-Catching higher impact falls.
-Hard vs. soft catch.
-Mock belays (followed by real belays).
Students must register 48 hours in advance.
Prerequisites for this class: Basic top rope belay certification and ability to top rope climb 5.9.
How to prepare for this class…
Wear loose fitting athletic clothing.
Remove all jewelry and watches.
Tie back long hair.

Gym to Crag: Outdoor Sport Climbing Skills

The Gym to Crag program is designed to teach indoor climbers the skills and knowledge to safely transition to outdoor climbing. While some indoor climbers may be very proficient in the gym, outdoor climbing has a number of other considerations and responsibilities. Our goal is to educate and prepare our climbers who are ready to make the move to the great outdoors.
The term “outdoor climbing” is a very broad label which encompasses many different styles of climbing and skill sets. Because of this, our Gym to Crag program is split up into multiple classes and workshops that cover a wide array of topics ranging from the basics to big wall.
Gym to Crag: Outdoor Sport Climbing Skills is the next part of our Gym to Crag Series. Building off the basics, this class will give you all the needed skills to safely and confidently climb at outdoor sport crags. Equipment will be provided. This class will run approximately 6-8 hours, is taught in house, and cover topics such as…
-Inspecting bolts and fixed gear.
-Extendable draws.
-Quick draw safety (gate orientation, sides of the draw, ect).
-Building ground anchors.
-Basic rappelling.
-Cleaning using chains and rappel rings.
-Outdoor climbing knots.
-Two bolt top rope anchors.
-Belay escapes.
Prerequisites for this class…
-Lead climbing and belaying certification.
-Gym to Crag: The Basics (or adequate knowledge of material).
-Must register at least two days in advance.
How to prepare for the class…
-Wear loose fitting athletic clothing.
-Remove all jewelry and watches.
-Tie back long hair.

Lead Belaying

Lead climbing is the next step after top roping and involves clipping your rope to anchors as you climb instead of it running to the top and back down. This means longer falls before the rope catches you, but is much more exciting.
There is a lot to cover during lead classes, so classes are either split into two sections (the climbing portion and the belaying portion) that are about two hours each or one four hour class that covers both topics. Both Lead Climbing & Lead Belaying are required for our lead certification.
Lead Belaying covers one of those two parts (belaying) and touches on things such as…
-How to pay out slack.
-Belayer positioning and spotting.
-Responding to clipping calls.
-Catching higher impact falls.
-Hard vs. soft catch.
-Mock belays (followed by real belays).
Students must register 48 hours in advance.
Prerequisites for this class: Basic top rope belay certification and ability to top rope climb 5.9.

Lead Climbing

Lead climbing is the next step after top roping and involves clipping your rope to anchors as you climb instead of it running to the top and back down. This means longer falls before the rope catches you, but is much more exciting.
There is a lot to cover during lead classes, so classes are either split into two sections (the climbing portion and the belaying portion) that are about two hours each or one four hour class that covers both topics. Both Lead Climbing & Lead Belaying are required for our lead certification.
Lead Climbing covers one of those two parts (climbing) and touches on things such as…
-How the system works.
-Lead climbing equipment.
-Back clipping.
-Z-clipping.
-Gate orientation.
-Twisted draws.
-Clipping technique.
-Clipping zones and stances.
-Clipping calls.
-How to fall.
-Mock leads (followed by real leads).
Students must register 48 hours in advance.
Prerequisites for this class: Basic top rope belay certification and ability to top rope climb 5.9.

Lead Climbing & Belaying

Lead climbing is the next step after top roping and involves clipping your rope to anchors as you climb instead of it running to the top and back down. This means longer falls before the rope catches you, but is much more exciting.
There is a lot to cover during lead classes, so classes are either split into two sections (the climbing portion and the belaying portion) that are about two hours each or one four hour class that covers both topics. Both Lead Climbing & Lead Belaying are required for our lead certification.
Lead Climbing & Belaying covers both parts (climbing & belaying) and touches on things such as…
Climbing:
-How the system works.
-Lead climbing equipment.
-Back clipping.
-Z-clipping.
-Gate orientation.
-Twisted draws.
-Clipping technique.
-Clipping zones and stances.
-Clipping calls.
-How to fall.
-Mock leads (followed by real leads).
Belaying:
-How to pay out slack.
-Belayer positioning and spotting.
-Responding to clipping calls.
-Catching higher impact falls.
-Hard vs. soft catch.
-Mock belays (followed by real belays).
Students must register 48 hours in advance.
Prerequisites for this class: Basic top rope belay certification and ability to top rope climb 5.9.
How to prepare for this class…
Wear loose fitting athletic clothing.
Remove all jewelry and watches.
Tie back long hair.

Lead Belaying

Lead climbing is the next step after top roping and involves clipping your rope to anchors as you climb instead of it running to the top and back down. This means longer falls before the rope catches you, but is much more exciting.
There is a lot to cover during lead classes, so classes are either split into two sections (the climbing portion and the belaying portion) that are about two hours each or one four hour class that covers both topics. Both Lead Climbing & Lead Belaying are required for our lead certification.
Lead Belaying covers one of those two parts (belaying) and touches on things such as…
-How to pay out slack.
-Belayer positioning and spotting.
-Responding to clipping calls.
-Catching higher impact falls.
-Hard vs. soft catch.
-Mock belays (followed by real belays).
Students must register 48 hours in advance.
Prerequisites for this class: Basic top rope belay certification and ability to top rope climb 5.9.

Lead Climbing

Lead climbing is the next step after top roping and involves clipping your rope to anchors as you climb instead of it running to the top and back down. This means longer falls before the rope catches you, but is much more exciting.
There is a lot to cover during lead classes, so classes are either split into two sections (the climbing portion and the belaying portion) that are about two hours each or one four hour class that covers both topics. Both Lead Climbing & Lead Belaying are required for our lead certification.
Lead Climbing covers one of those two parts (climbing) and touches on things such as…
-How the system works.
-Lead climbing equipment.
-Back clipping.
-Z-clipping.
-Gate orientation.
-Twisted draws.
-Clipping technique.
-Clipping zones and stances.
-Clipping calls.
-How to fall.
-Mock leads (followed by real leads).
Students must register 48 hours in advance.
Prerequisites for this class: Basic top rope belay certification and ability to top rope climb 5.9.

Gym to Crag: Outdoor Sport Climbing Skills (2 of 2)

The Gym to Crag program is designed to teach indoor climbers the skills and knowledge to safely transition to outdoor climbing. While some indoor climbers may be very proficient in the gym, outdoor climbing has a number of other considerations and responsibilities. Our goal is to educate and prepare our climbers who are ready to make the move to the great outdoors.
The term “outdoor climbing” is a very broad label which encompasses many different styles of climbing and skill sets. Because of this, our Gym to Crag program is split up into multiple classes and workshops that cover a wide array of topics ranging from the basics to big wall.
Gym to Crag: Outdoor Sport Climbing Skills is the next part of our Gym to Crag Series. Building off the basics, this class will give you all the needed skills to safely and confidently climb at outdoor sport crags. Equipment will be provided. This class will run approximately 6-8 hours, is taught in house, and cover topics such as…
-Inspecting bolts and fixed gear.
-Extendable draws.
-Quick draw safety (gate orientation, sides of the draw, ect).
-Building ground anchors.
-Basic rappelling.
-Cleaning using chains and rappel rings.
-Outdoor climbing knots.
-Two bolt top rope anchors.
-Belay escapes.
Prerequisites for this class…
-Lead climbing and belaying certification.
-Gym to Crag: The Basics (or adequate knowledge of material).
-Must register at least two days in advance.
How to prepare for the class…
-Wear loose fitting athletic clothing.
-Remove all jewelry and watches.
-Tie back long hair.

Gym to Crag: Outdoor Sport Climbing Skills (1 of 2)

The Gym to Crag program is designed to teach indoor climbers the skills and knowledge to safely transition to outdoor climbing. While some indoor climbers may be very proficient in the gym, outdoor climbing has a number of other considerations and responsibilities. Our goal is to educate and prepare our climbers who are ready to make the move to the great outdoors.
The term “outdoor climbing” is a very broad label which encompasses many different styles of climbing and skill sets. Because of this, our Gym to Crag program is split up into multiple classes and workshops that cover a wide array of topics ranging from the basics to big wall.
Gym to Crag: Outdoor Sport Climbing Skills is the next part of our Gym to Crag Series. Building off the basics, this class will give you all the needed skills to safely and confidently climb at outdoor sport crags. Equipment will be provided. This class will run approximately 6-8 hours, is taught in house, and cover topics such as…
-Inspecting bolts and fixed gear.
-Extendable draws.
-Quick draw safety (gate orientation, sides of the draw, ect).
-Building ground anchors.
-Basic rappelling.
-Cleaning using chains and rappel rings.
-Outdoor climbing knots.
-Two bolt top rope anchors.
-Belay escapes.
Prerequisites for this class…
-Lead climbing and belaying certification.
-Gym to Crag: The Basics (or adequate knowledge of material).
-Must register at least two days in advance.
How to prepare for the class…
-Wear loose fitting athletic clothing.
-Remove all jewelry and watches.
-Tie back long hair.

Lead Belaying

Lead climbing is the next step after top roping and involves clipping your rope to anchors as you climb instead of it running to the top and back down.  This means longer falls before the rope catches you, but is much more exciting.

There is a lot to cover during lead classes, so classes are either split into two sections (the climbing portion and the belaying portion) that are about two hours each or one four hour class that covers both topics.  Both Lead Climbing & Lead Belaying are required for our lead certification.

Lead Belaying covers one of those two parts (belaying) and touches on things such as…

-How to pay out slack.

-Belayer positioning and spotting.

-Responding to clipping calls.

-Catching higher impact falls.

-Hard vs. soft catch.

-Mock belays (followed by real belays).

Students must register 48 hours in advance.

Prerequisites for this class: Basic top rope belay certification and ability to top rope climb 5.9.