If you have never led before, or it’s been awhile since you have, then this class is for you! In our lead climbing class you will learn all the fundamentals of leading and lead belaying. This course is six hours of instruction with a thirty minute break. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed. Following the workshop participants must successfully pass the lead climbing and lead belay test in order to gain access to participation in lead climbing and/or belaying in the River Rock gym. Course Prerequisite: Must be currently climbing at a 5.10 top rope level and checked off to top rope belay at the River Rock.
Space is limited and registration is required. Register HERE.
$35 for members
$60 for non-members (day pass and rental gear not included)
Risk assessment factors
Falling potential and forces
Acceptable clipping techniques and methods
Identify clipping hazards and dangers
Lead rope management and body placement
Belay techniques using the Petzl Grigri method
Arresting a fall
Lowering a climber
Sunday, January 19th 10am-4:30pm
A 30 minute lunch break is built into the schedule. We recommend that you pack a lunch to save time.