Lead Climbing School - Day 4 of 5

  • February 16, 2013 · 7:00 AM
  • Sullivan's Canyon

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.   


Class curriculum:

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 or Scottsdale)


Class schedule:

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 (directions will be in syllabus)


The weekend classes will be in the Prescott area.  Starting time at Sullivan's canyon will be approximately 9am.  We will meet and leave from North Phoenix at approximately 7am, meeting location will be emailed to those that are attending, and the meetup site will be updated prior to the weekend.



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  • Erin M.

    Douglas and I will meet you in Chino! Looking forward to it.

    February 14, 2013

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