Sport Lead Climbing

Sport Lead Climbing

About the Class

Are you ready to start leading rock climbs? Learn to clip bolts during our lead climbing class. 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 - Lead Belay - Clip Quickdraws - Build Anchors - Clean Anchors - And More By the end of this course, you will be ready to start leading outdoors! This course takes place at Clear Creek Canyon 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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Required Equipment

Purchase your own or borrow ours until after the class.

Common Questions

You should have at least six months of prior climbing experience and be comfortable with climbing 5.9 on Top-Rope.

Bring you own or we can supply loaner equipment.

Yes. All participants must be 13 years or older. All other courses are suitable for any age.

Cancel for a full refund or reschedule all the way up to your class start time. No questions asked.

If the weather is poor, your guide will make a judgment on cancelling. If the trip is cancelled, you will receive a full refund or rescheduling option.


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!
Savannah C.
July 2018
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