Lead Climbing School - Day 1 of 5

  • September 10, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This is an advanced climbing class. Even if you don’t plan on leading, you will learn much about the dynamics of climbing, and it will make you a safer climber. Protecting a climb is a different skill from climbing itself. We will talk about the dynamics of lead falls, how to prepare for a climb, the differences between single-pitch and multi-pitch, and the differences between clipping bolts and placing natural pro. There will be no “true” lead climbs during the class, but we will provide simulated leading exercises.

AMC Membership and a registration fee of $95 required. You must register for the class on the AMC website at http://arizonamountaineeringclub.org/?page_id=262


Class curriculum:

Tue Lecture, slide show: introduction, the lead fall, equipment

Wed Lecture: equipment, the process and techniques of leading

Thu Lecture: multi-pitch techniques, the descent, leader rescue, aid climbing

Sat Hands-on practice: pro placement (Prescott)

Sun Hands-on practice: leading - sport & trad (Prescott)

Class schedule:

Sept 10  Tuesday           6:30 pm–9:30 pm         *Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse

Sept 11 Wednesday       6:30 pm–9:30 pm         Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse

Sept 12 Thursday          6:30 pm–9:30 pm         Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse

Sept 14 Saturday          7:00 am–5:00 pm          Prescott (directions in syllabus)

Sept 15 Sunday            9:00 am–5:00 pm          Prescott (directions in syllabus)

*Address for the Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse: 5900 N 83rd St. , Scottsdale AZ

Directions: From McDonald Rd East of Hayden Rd and West of Granite Reef, turn south on 83rd St. Take the 2nd right into the parking lot.   The Clubhouse is the only free standing building in the complex.


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  • Nancy

    Hi all, unfortunately, the meetup site does not give me enough information on full names and whether you are signed up as a student or an instructor, so if you have RSVP'd to take the class, and have not yet paid your registration, please go to the AMC website shown above and register via PayPal so I know to add you to the student list. Please also make sure you have paid your AMC membership for this year (you can include that with your registration also).

    If you are signed up to help as an instructor, and you have not yet emailed me, I need to know if you are available to help for the weekend in Chino Valley. Thank you.

    September 9

  • Anna Dacanay

    Sorry will not be able to join the lead class. Hopefully next Spring.

    September 9

  • Murthy

    Nancy- I am not able to login at the AMC website..no link to create a user account. Who should I call?

    August 24

    • Bill Fallon

      Murthy - You don't need an account to register for lead. However, you are now set up with an account on the new website; follow the instructions in the New Website announcement email to create a new password and complete the login process.

      August 24

  • Jaci & Greg Frantz

    Greg and I will be attending

    August 12

  • Alex

    Do you want people that have already taken the class to help out on the climbing days or anything?

    July 28

  • Anna Dacanay

    Any suggestions for a hotel close by where the class will take place in Prescott?

    July 27

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