Learn to Lead

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Learn to lead with this introductory climbing course.

DATES

Available daily

DURATION

4 hours
8:00am-12:00pm
12:30pm-4:30pm
4:45pm-8:45pm

COST

Per person, per day. Max ratio 1:5
$388 – 1p
$194 – 2p
$170 – 3p
$155 – 4p
$142 – 5p
$170 – 6p
$162 – 7p
$155 – 8-50
Contact us for groups larger than 50 people.

LOCATION

Vail, CO

DIFFICULTY

Easy – Difficult

 

LEARN TO LEAD CLIMB

For those who want to push their climbing abilities and goals even higher, learning to lead climb is a great way to access even more of the vertical world. Explore the fundamentals of lead climbing with the professional guides at Apex Mountain School. Our guides will teach you how to place and clip your own gear, as well as introduce you to the “sharp end” in assisted lead climbing scenarios with backup belays. A private guide and all technical climbing gear (rock climbing shoes, ropes, helmets, harnesses, etc.) are included.

POSSIBLE TOPICS
  • Leading sport routes
  • Gear selection
  • Gear placement
  • Dynamics of lead climbing systems
  • Maximizing rests for gear placement and clipping
  • Gear and rope management
  • Caring for your gear

Learn to lead climb clinics are designed for those with previous top rope climbing experience. If you want to practice more top rope rock climbing check out our beginner course or our climbing course.

Open enrollment sport and trad climbing clinics will now be offered at front range climbing locations! Call or email for more information.

BOOKING / MORE INFO
Ready to sign up? We look forward guiding you on a Learn to Lead Climb trip. Register with the accompanying calendar, call (970) 949-9111 or use our contact page to request more info.
WHAT TO BRING

  • Waterproof shell
  • Tennis shoes or trail shoes (no open-toed shoes) for approach
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • 32oz. water per person
  • Snacks
  • No short shorts

YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CONSIDER

  • Synthetic clothing
  • Ice cold fluids
  • Lip balm
  • Camera

APEX MOUNTAIN SCHOOL PROVIDES

  • Climbing Shoes
  • Harnesses (42”/44” max)
  • Helmets
  • Ropes, Belay Devices, Anchors
  • Professional guide and instruction
Make a Learn to Lead Reservation Now:
Guides Scott and Ben are awesome!!! I was there with Vail Veterans Program. Because of my injuries, I struggled to make it out to the rock wall. They bent over backwards to get me to the wall and help me up. It was an amazing day!!!

Brian F
★★★★★
TripAdvisor.com