LEAD CLIMBING @ HANGER 18 Southbay with David Bosman


Anyone with lead climbing/belaying experience please join me for a fun night of climbing on the lead wall.  Let's motivate each other to climb a little harder, develop more strength, technique and stamina.  

As many of us know, top roping alone does not fully prepare/condition/train us for lead climbing outdoors.   Lead climbing involves more technique, more stamina, and definitely more relaxation.  Clipping quickdraws should come as second nature and not require "too" much extra thought or effort.


Practice makes perfect:  Instinctively clipping the rope properly, clipping inward and outward facing gates easily and each with the left or right hand, etc. should all be second nature.

Avoiding major dont's:  back-stepping thru the rope, z-clipping, and back clipping should be avoided and also be second nature.


So if you're a lead climber with lead belaying experience, join me on Thursday nights for lead climbing.


I'm assuming if you're a lead climber, you already have your own harness and climbing shoes.  A grigri or cinch is also required (can be rented for free at H18).

Since gym lead ropes are limited, plus used extensively, I would suggest bringing your own rope (but not necessary).


We'll climb from 6:30pm until 8:30'ish.  H18 closes at 10pm.


The host for Lead Climbing Hanger 18 is David Bosman. Look for me on the lead wall or ask for me at the front desk.

Day Pass: $16
Monthly membership for SoCal Rock Climbers: $35 (discounted from $50/mo)

Memberships are month to month, no contract, no start up fee, no cancellation fee, less than the cost of two day passes, and about 1/2 the cost of Rockreation.

You, and no one else, are 100% responsible for your safety at all times. Your attendance at this meetup signifies you agree to not hold this Meetup group or its organizers responsible for any injuries to your person or property that may occur. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Hangar 18 Southbay
4926 W. Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250
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