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Intro to Lead Belay and Lead Climbing

Lead Belay and Climbing Course

This class will introduce and practice the introductory skills to correctly and efficiently lead climb and lead belay with a tube-style belay device.
Taught by an AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor.
Gear is not included.
First class costs $55; take the class a second time for free!

Lead Climbing Process:
  • Parts of a quickdraw
  • Tying in
  • Commands
  • Clipping
  • Falling
  • Clipping stances
  • Feet and the rope
Lead Belaying Process:
  • Use of a tube-style belay device
  • Rope management
  • Body positioning
  • Catching falls
Gear Required:
  • Harness
  • Shoes
  • Tube-style belay device
  • Locking carabiner
  • Lead rope (Provided by RoKC)
Prerequisite: Participants must be at least 18 years old and Top Rope Belay Certified at RoKC. Climbers 14-18 must have parental permission to participate in the class.