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Leading Sport Climbs

July 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Want to take your top-rope or lead climbing from the controlled gym setting to the uncontrolled outdoor setting?  Do you lack adequate mentors to teach you? Learning to sport climb from a professional guide is a great next step to open the doors to leading outdoor rock climbs. This course covers safety, climbing techniques, lead belaying and climbing, falling, gear choices and selections, anchor threading/lowering, and back up belays. This is a great way to get comfortable leading prior to venturing into our traditional lead climbing.

OVERVIEW: Take your indoor climbing outside

  • Risk management at the cliff/crag
  • Lead belaying techniques, catching falls, belay positioning on uneven terrain.
  • Stick clipping options/pre-clipping, back clipping, “Z” Clipping
  • Equipment choices and use descriptions
  • Falling techniques and mitigating fear
  • Anchor transfer: threading and lowering.
  • Back up belaying

PREREQUISITES: Proficient with belaying, commands, and basic knots.   Consider our other Intro to Outdoor Rock or Anchors Clinic if you feel you need to gain the basics.

TIME: 8:00 – 4:00

RATIO: Max 6:1


  • Professional climbing guide
  • Personal Climbing Gear (rock climbing shoes, harness, helmet)
  • Group Gear: Ropes, carabiners, climbing protection, slings, cordelettes, etc.


  • Food, transport, lodging
  • Technical clothing, backpack, etc.
  • Rescue insurance
  • Trip insurance
  • Guide gratuity
  • Unforeseen expenses from circumstances outside of Montana Alpine Guides’ control


Montana Alpine Guides, 11 Enterprise Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59718


July 5, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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July 5, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category: