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learn to lead rock trad

Overview

Traditional (or trad) climbing is the next step after sport climbing. Trad takes you off the crags and established routes into uncharted territory. You leave the bolts behind and place your own pro to reach the top, no matter what you encounter along the way. Exhilarating!

 
 

Course Details

What to Bring:
Skills you will learn:
  • How to clean pro as a second

  • Set bombproof anchors

  • Clean anchors

  • Learn to work routes using Trad

  • Proper leading techniques

  • Understand route-finding issues pertaining to trad placement

  • Approach shoes. 

  • Climbing shoes. 

  • 20-40 liter backpack

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

  • Waterproof jacket.

  • Helmet. 

  • Belay gloves.

  • We bring all the Trad

Price:

$450

Prerequisites:
  • Have taken our intro and intermediate classes, sport lead

  • Climbed outdoors to increase your climbing ability

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

Time: 
Minimum Age: 
Maximum Ratio:

(Student : Guide) 

Duration:

18

6:1

16 hrs

8:00am-4:00pm

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