Sport climbing is the art of ascending rock cliffs while clipping a rope through bolts for protection. Although this form of climbing has more risk then top-rope rock climbing, it also comes with more reward.
Many climbing areas require the skill of sport climbing, as there is no other way to reach the top and set up a rope. It also provides a greater mental and physical challenge to push your limits even further.
- Prereqs if you have never climbed before : Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing and Top Rope Anchor Building
- Prereqs if you have climbed before : Top Rope Anchor Building (or equivalent knowledge)
Meet your guide at the course location that will be provided after booking. Locations are chosen based on group size and weather. All locations are about 20 minutes from downtown Denver.
A complete required gear list will be provided after course registration. Want to try out sport climbing before purchasing the equipment? No problem, we can supply complimentary demo equipment.
Your guide will explain all the required equipment, including it’s use, care, and more.
Your guide will teach you proper technique to safely asses bolts, attach quickdraws, fall properly, communicate with your belayer, how to lead belay, and more. You must already be competent in anchor building and rappelling. Both of these skills are taught in our Top-Rope Anchor Building Class.
Put these new skills to use and smooth your process by climbing. Your guide will always be available to monitor for safety, provide further instruction, and help you hone in that skill.
Debrief with your guide and ask any questions.