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1 or 2 Day Available



If you're new to traditional climbing (crack climbing and placing your own gear), then this is the place to start. This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of lead climbing trad routes, beginning with a ground school on gear placements, progressing to "mock leading" (lead climbing with a top-rope back up) to start. Finally our more advanced students may progress to leading on pre-placed gear, all under the watchful eye of your very own personal cilmbing instructor.


You'll get direct feedback on your gear placements and you’ll learn:

-Gear placement, testing and assessment

-3-piece anchor construction

-Racking methods

-Rope management while leading

-Jamming techniques on a variety of crack sizes

-Gear removal

-Belaying a trad leader



New River Gorge, WV
Red River Gorge, KY


April to November

Scheduled at your convenience.




1:4 Instructor/Guest ratio and all climbing equipment. If you own personal climbing equipment feel free to bring it with you.


Half Day*

1:1 $247.00

1:2 $268.00

1:3 $309.00

1:4 $350.00

One Day*

1:1 $309.00

1:2 $412.00

Two Days*

1:1 $618.00

1:2 $773.00


*Tax not included, group rates available for parties of 5+, please contact us.



Transporation, Lunch, Guide Gratuity

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