Intro to Sport Lead // 2021

Whether you have been climbing for a while or are a new toproper, this class will teach you the fundamentals to get started leading outside. Topics covered will be: belay devices and safe operation, communication/commands, proper and improper quickdraw clipping techniques, anchors, how to catch and fall, mental training, stick clipping, and cleaning an anchor. This class will consist of one half day for Ground School and the next full day be held outside at a local crag (most likely Exit 38 or 32 off I-90).
Application: Closed
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Location: TBD
Tuition:  $180 - 220 (2020 sliding scale)
  • Introduction to Toproping

  • Able to top rope a 5.9 clean


  • 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)

Questions? Email rock(at)climbersofcolor.org

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