Learning to identify and place solid traditional protection is crucial to safe climbing on traditional rock routes; it is the foundation for all that follows. This course is designed to instill confidence for participants to begin leading single pitch crack routes. Skills covered in this all-inclusive course include:

  • Risk assessments and crags hazards
  • Lead climbing safety, route selection and assessment
  • Gear placements and removal, protection evaluation
  • Multi-point/multi-directional anchor construction
  • Managing a belay station, rope handling
  • Fall factors and forces created
  • Technique, lead-climbing strategy, lead belays and belaying from above.
  • Equipment selection and use
  • Climbing strategies and communication

Upon completion of our 2-day Traditional Climbing Course participants should have the necessary skills and confidence to lead climb traditional routes on their own.

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Dates

  • May 16-17
  • Jun 25-26
  • Jul 23-24
  • Aug 20-21
  • Sep 10-11
  • Oct 1-2




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