Nothing beats the freedom and adventure of placing your own gear as you lead up classic North Carolina trad routes. By enrolling in our two-day Traditional Lead Climbing class, you will gain the confidence and independence to start exploring world class granite out on the sharp end.
Our unique educational approach ensures that we are able to meet all of your climbing goals starting with a one-on-one conversation, well before you even reach the cliff. Once at the cliff, we will cover: what gear to buy first, how to create “bomber” gear placements, advanced anchor building skills, managing fear while leading, and so much more. On the second day of the course, you will get a chance to start leading traditional climbing routes and receive personalized recommendations to achieve your climbing goals.
Don’t have your own gear yet? No worries! We will provide you with all the gear needed for climbing that day.
Who is this for: Climbers should be able to confidently belay and top rope 5.8 outdoor climbs. Ages: 12+ years old
Client to guide ratio: 6:1
Trip Length: This is a two-day course. Participants are expected to make proper meal and lodging arrangements prior to the event. We would be happy to refer you to campsites or hotels.
2020 Date: July 18-19
Want more dates? With two or more students we can provide custom dates. Just reach out by using the contact us button below.
Climbing areas include: Crowders, Pilot and Stone Mountain State Parks, Rocky Face Recreational Area, Rumbling Bald, various areas in Pisgah National Forest including Linville Gorge, Table Rock, Snakes Den and Big Ivy all in NC. We also occasionally guide at Big Rock, climbing areas near Table Rock SC.
2 Day Course
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