This course provides you a solid foundation in risk management practices in all aspects of traditional lead climbing in a single pitch setting. You will cover a wide range of subjects from equipment, gear placement, movement skills to anchor setting, belay station setup, leading strategies, belaying and rappelling, problems solving (simple self-rescue techniques), and estimating the forces involved in falling and anchor setting. Learning by doing. You will practice and receive feedback from your instructor. Upon completing the course, you will have the skills to lead single pitch climbs. The skills you will have gained from this course will prepare you to further advance your climbing progression to multi-pitch climbing and alpine climbing.
Pre-requisites: Sport Lead Climbing and Rappelling course or Top Rope Anchor Setting and Rappelling course or equivalent. Pre-course Prep: You are encouraged to learn to tie the following knots and hitches before coming to the course: figure 8 knot, figure 8 on a bite, overhand knot, overhand on a bite, water knot, bowline knot, clove hitch, double fisherman's knot, prusik hitch and overhand slip knot. Read books/articles and watch videos on trad climbing as much as you can. Duration: 16-18 hours in 2 days (12 - 14 hours when only one participant shows up and it becomes a private session for this person).Visit Website