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Intro to Sport Lead // 2021

Whether you are a seasoned toproper or finished taking our Intro to Toprope, this 2-day class will teach you the fundamentals to get started sport leading outside. Lead climbing involves clipping your rope up the side of the wall into bolts as you climb up. Topics covered will be: belay devices and safe operation, communication/commands, proper quickdraw clipping techniques, anchors, and cleaning a toprope anchor.
Application: OPEN
Dates: 

- July 2-3 (Fri 5pm-8:30pm, Sat 8am-2pm)

- Sept 24-25 (Fri 5pm-8:30pm, Sat 8am-2pm)

Location: TBD (most likely Exit 38 or 32 off I-90)
Tuition:  $180 - 220 (sliding scale, scholarships available)
Prerequisites:  

- Introduction to Toproping

- Able to top rope a 5.9 clean

  OR

- Able to top rope a 5.9 clean

- Knowledge of how to use a belay device for top rope belaying

- Knows how to tie into the rope for climbing

- Can perform safety checks before climbing

Syllabus & Gear List (PDF)

*NOTE: Quickdraws are NOT required

Questions? Email rock(at)climbersofcolor.org