Denver, CO 80202

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learn to lead sport


Looking to step up your game with lead route ascents? This two-day advanced course focuses on lead sport climbing, a specialized technique used to ascend a targeted route with the use of carabiners and quick draws placed only to catch a climber in the event of a fall.


Day one is about getting familiar with the basic skills required and processes of lead climbing. Day two ups the fun factor with implementation of the basics, putting you out on the sharp end of lead climbing a few routes with a top rope. By day’s end you will lead route ascents and wrap up with the confidence to be at the head of a route.


Course Details

What to Bring:
Skills you will learn:
  • Learn how to thread an anchor.

  • Learn how to clean a route.

  • Learn how to identify bolted routes. Knowing which ones are good or poor. 

  • Be prepared for retreat. 

  • Learn how to use a stick clip. 

  • Approach shoes. 

  • Climbing shoes. 

  • 20-40 liter backpack

  • Proper climbing attire. Including warm layers (jacket, gloves, beanie, etc...)

  • Waterproof jacket.

  • Helmet. 

  • Belay gloves.



  • Have taken our intro and intermediate classes

  • Climbed outdoors to increase your climbing ability

  • Be proficient with basic knots, belay and climbing commands. 

Maximum Ratio:

(Student : Guide) 

Minimum Age:






16 hrs


Price Includes:
  • Trained and certified guide. 

  • Harness. 

  • Helmet. 

  • Ropes. 

  • Technical hardware

  • Technical softgoods

Price Excludes:
  • Lodging

  • Food

  • Transportation

  • Insurance

  • Gratuity

Meeting Location:
  • This will be provided before the class, it changes with ice conditions and venue chosen for the day