Learning to lead traditional routes properly and safely is the best investment a climber can ever make. Colorado Mountain School has been teaching climbers to lead longer than most other guide services. This two day course is packed with vital instruction and practice. Upon completion, you will be better prepared to tie into the sharp end of the rope at Lumpy, Eldo, or wherever your climbing life leads you.
Ratio: 3 clients to 1 guide
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Location: Boulder office or Estes Park office
This course can take place at either location, Boulder or Estes Park. Many times the first individuals that sign up can determine where the course takes place. Weather also plays a big part in the decision.
Avoid beginner mistakes and break bad habits
Learn proper leading techniques from a professional guide
Set bombproof anchors
Evaluate hazards thoroughly
Understand route-finding issues
Place better protection
Learn basic rescue techniques