HOW TO PLACE TRAD GEAR
Learn to place gear and build anchors.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of lead climbing trad routes. You'll begin with a ground school on gear placements and anchor-building principles, and progress to "mock leading" (lead climbing with a top-rope backup) to start. Finally, our more advanced students may progress to leading on pre-placed gear,.
Under the mentorship of your AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor you'll get direct feedback on your gear placements and you’ll also learn:
-How to place trad gear and assess it's quality
-How to follow a trad leader and remove gear
-How to build a trad gear anchor
-How to rack up for a lead climb
-Rope management while leading
-Jamming techniques on a variety of crack sizes
-Belaying a traditional leader
-Rappelling best practices
WHO IS THIS BEST SUITED FOR?
Indoor and outdoor climbers who have some leading experience on sport routes, but have an interest in learning the skills required to lead traditionally protected rock climbs.
SMALL GROUP COURSES
This is a group course run at 4 to 1 ratio. Pricing is based on a 2-person minimum and an 8-person maximum. If you would like to book private instruction for individual coaching, please click here.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor at a 1:4 ratio
All climbing equipment
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Transportation. You will follow in your own vehicle to the climbing area and depart from that location when your trip is complete.
Gratuities. Your AMGA Certified Guide is a trained service provider who takes pride in offering you the best service possible. Tips are a way to show your appreciation for their professionalism. We recommend 10-20% of your total trip price as a starting point.