Lead Climbing

6 Hours

Intermediate

Golden, CO

About the Course

Are you ready to start leading rock climbs? Learn to clip bolts during our lead climbing course. Lead Climbing is clipping your rope to fixed bolts as you ascend the cliff. In the case of a fall, the last bolt will catch you. This is a necessary skill to access many climbing areas and to set up a top-rope. It's also a great way to challenge yourself mentally. You will learn how to evaluate bolts, clip quickdraws, proper falling, anchor setup, rappelling, and anchor cleaning. By the end of this course, you will be ready to start leading outdoors! This course takes place on North Table Mountain in Golden, CO.

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Trip Itinerary

10:00 AM - Meet Your Guide and Gear Up
Meet your guide at our course location on North Table Mountain in Golden, CO (directions sent with booking confirmation).
10:30 AM - Hike to Our Cliff
Expect amazing views as we hike to our climbing cliff on top of North Table Mountain.
11:00 AM - The Basics
Learn how to evaluate bolts, place your quickdraw and clip your rope.
11:30 AM - Anchor Setup
Learn to set up proper anchor systems for lowering and rappelling.
12:30 PM - Mock Lead
Lead a route with an added top-rope for security. You can focus on proper clipping technique with out the fear of falling.
1:30 PM - Anchor Cleaning
Learn to remove any equipment from the top of your climb and rappel.
2:30 PM - Lead Climb
Put all the skills together and start to lead with out the top rope.
4:00 PM - Debrief and Depart
Answer any questions and refresh on skills.

Reviews

I went to refresh my rock climbing skills and instead of going to a climbing indoor gym and try Denver Climbing Company out. It was awesome. I had a great time, very inofrmative, challenging and very fulfilling experience.
Rock Climbing in Golden Colorado
Jenny
September 2016
I had a one on one outdoor lead climbing class and it was an awesome experience. Lead climbing always made me nervous to consider, but Dan's confident and calm approach helped me gain confidence as well. Everything was explained well so that I was able to reason through it on my own without too much trouble. The day flew by and I learned how to lead climb, belay, build anchors, and clean and rappel.
completing the climb
Jim
August 2016
Dan, our instructor, was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. This enthusiasm was motivating and he was very engaged. I would highly recommend him and the Denver Climbing Co. Thank you!
Rappelling in Golden Colorado
Savannah C.
July 2018
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