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learn how to safely lead climb outdoors

This 1 day course will prepare you with the necessary skills to safely lead single pitch sport climbs outdoors. Lead climbing outside requires skills and considerations that aren't present in the climbing gym. This course is applicable to first time leaders and climbing gym leaders that are interested in making the transition into the outdoor realm.

Sport climbing is one of the most popular forms of climbing around the globe. This course is right for you if you are ready for the thrill, challenge and freedom of lead climbing. 

What will I learn?

Clipping Methods/Considerations

Cleaning a Route

Threading / Cleaning an Anchor

Stances for Clipping / Efficiency

Safety Tips


Rope Management

Lead Belaying & Falling

Route Selection & Risk Assessment 

Rock Respect Climber's Code

  • Intermediate Climbers seeking to build their skill 

  • Those who are interested in leading climbs

  • Must have basic knowledge of rock climbing

  • Be comfortable climbing 5.8 on top rope

  • Instructor will contact climbers before course to help determine if this is the right course for you, and also to determine group compatibility for group courses (experience, weight ratios, etc.)

What's Included?
  • 1-2 day course 

  • Taught by a certified climbing guide

  • Necessary equipment (own harness recommended)

  • 4:1 Maximum guide to participant ratio 

  • Price Includes Tax

book a course

Choose a climbing adventure. Courses can be rescheduled, changed or refunded (minus deposit) until 14 days before booked date.

Book a date for your course. Don't see what you're looking for? Email us to ask about availability!

Your course is booked! Time to start getting stoked! Don't forget to pay the course fees by 14 days before the course.

pay remaining course fees



2-day (per person)                      $450

April 27-28, 2024 at Rattlesnake Point

June 8-9, 2024 at Rattlesnake Point

July 2-3, 2024 at Metcalfe Rock

July 22-23, 2024 at Rattlesnake Point

August 24-25, 2024 at Metcalfe Rock


1 Person (8hrs)                            $600      

2 People (8hrs)                            $700

3 - 4 People                 Book 2-day Gym to Rock Course

* HST included in prices            

* Additional fees at Rattlesnake Point

outdoor Sport


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