What is Lead Climbing?
Lead Climbing is an advanced style of climbing where a climber will ascend the wall with a rope and clip the rope into protection points as they advance up the wall. The climber is often called the leader since this method is used to ascend large rock faces with a single rope. Lead climbing is sometimes called sport climbing in an indoor setting since the points of protection (called quickdraws) are already affixed to the wall. Click here to see an picture breakdown of lead climbing.
Do you offer Lead Climbing Classes?
Yes! Classes are made by appointment and can be requested here. Classes last approximatly 3 hours and will require a personal harness.
Can I test out to Lead climb & belay?
Can I bring my own rope and belay device?
Yes! Lead climbers are able to bring their own rope as long as it is between 9.5mm and 10.4mm in thickness and more than 50m in length. Lead climbers are also able to use your own personal belay device.
Can I rent a rope and belay device?
Yes! Rope and belay devices (Petzl GriGri) are free to rent for members. Non-members are able to rent a rope and belay device for $7.