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.
Tue Lecture, slide show: introduction, the lead fall, equipment
Wed Lecture, slide show: equipment (continued); the process and techniques of leading
Thu Lecture, slide show: multi-pitch techniques, the descent, leader rescue, aid climbing
Sat Hands-on practice: natural pro placement (Prescott)
Sun Hands-on practice: leading on bolts (Prescott)
Feb 12 Tuesday 6:30 pm–9:30 pm *Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse, Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 13 Wednesday 6:30 pm–9:30 pm Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse, Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 14 Thursday 6:30 pm–9:30 pm Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse, Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 16 Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm Prescott (directions will be in syllabus)
Feb 17 Sunday 9:00 am–5:00 pm Prescott or Scottsdale (directions will be in syllabus)
*Address for the Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse: 5900 N 83 rd St.
Directions: From McDonald Rd East of Hayden Rd and West of Granite Reef, turn south on 83 rd St. Take the 2 nd right into the parking lot. The Clubhouse is the only free standing building in the complex.
Registration fee of $95 required. You must register for the Lead School on the AMC website at http://www.amcaz.org/leadRegistration.asp