Ready to take the next step in your climbing career and learn to lead climb?  This course is designed for those who have some experience top-rope sport climbing, and who are ready to advance to lead climbing.  This course will equip you to both belay a lead climber, and lead climb yourself.  


We will discuss and practice strategy and technique, safely placing draws in pre-bolted routes, creating and using anchors, and belaying guidelines for single pitch lead climbing.  This course focuses on small teaching groups and hands-on practice and experience.  By the end of the day, you will have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to lead climb single pitch climbs independently.  


This is an intermediate course for those who already have some climbing experience.  To enroll, you must be consistently on-site climbing at grade level 16 or higher on top rope.  If this isn't you, please contact us to enroll in one of our climbing experience courses, where we can work with you on movement, technique, and strategy to help you develop the skills necessary to enroll in this course.  


Next Trip

There are no scheduled trips at this time.  Please check back soon, or contact us to let us know you're interested.  




Departs: 8:00am from Station Building (25 Shotover St)

Returns: 5:00pm to Station Building


Bring your own lunch and snacks.


  • Waterbottle
  • Snacks & Lunch
  • Hat, Sunglasses & Sunscreen
  • A warm Jersey or Jacket
  • Rain Coat
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Active-wear style clothing (pro tip: fitted clothing is better than loose for climbing, but wear what's comfortable!) 
  • Don't forget your togs
  • All climbing gear provided! 

Group size



 Easy-Moderate.  Previous climbing experience is not required - we start with the basics and teach to your comfort level.  Fitness & strength not necessarily required!