Lead Climbing


8 Hours






Golden, CO

About the Course

Are you ready to start leading rock climbs? Learn to clip bolts during our lead climbing course. This is a necessary skill to access many climbing areas. It's also a great way to challenge yourself mentally. You will learn how to: - Evaluate Bolts - Clip Quickdraws - Build Anchors - Rappel - Clean Anchors - And More 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. Pre-Reqs: Comfortable at top-rope belaying, tying-in, safety checks, verbal commands, and climbing 5.9 on top-rope.

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Trip Itinerary

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).
Hike to Our Cliff
Expect amazing views as we hike to our climbing cliff on top of North Table Mountain.
The Basics
Learn how to evaluate bolts, place your quickdraw and clip your rope.
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.
Refuel for the second part of the course.
Anchor Setup
Learn to set up proper anchor systems for lowering and rappelling.
Anchor Cleaning
Learn to remove any equipment from the top of your climb and rappel.
Debrief and Depart
Answer any questions and refresh on skills.
Required Equipment

Purchase your own or borrow ours until after the course.

  • Helmet
  • Cimbing Shoes
  • Harness
  • Belay Device w/ Locking Carabiner
  • Personal Anchor System (PAS)
  • 12 Quickdraws
  • 5mm Accessory Cord (3ft.)
  • 5 Locking Carabiners *optional
  • 7mm Cordelette (15 to 20 ft.) *optional


Lead Class - amazing, informative, fun My friends and I took a lead Class with Dan. We had an amazing time. He is very professional and knowledgeable. We learned so much. Highly recommended.
Eric W.
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
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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