Intro to Sport Leading

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Tired of bushwhacking in to setup a top rope anchor? Ready to start leading up sport routes at some of your favorite crags? This class is setup to safely teach you everything you need to know about sport leading outside including reading topo maps, identifying the right gear to bring, rope management, proper clipping techniques, lead belaying, and risk mitigation

Who is this for? Aspiring lead climbers who are already familiar with the anchor building techniques offered in the “Plastic to Stone” class and ready to start sport leading outside

            1 person - $265
            2 persons - $165
            3  persons - $135
            4 or more - $115

Client to guide ratio: 6:1

Trip Length: This is a full day course and requires participants to bring a lunch

Dates: April 15th, June 10th, August 12th, October 14th. Want more dates? Just email us and we can schedule something for you using the above pricing.

Location: Crowder’s Mtn (April-June), Pilot Mountain (August - October)

Topics Covered:  

  • Reading topo maps and guide books
  • Body movement
  • Spotting
  • Belay techniques
  • Clipping techniques
  • Rope management
  • Climber and belayer communication
  • Cleaning techniques
  • LNT

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Thrifty Adventures,
12255 HWY 226A, 
Spruce Pine NC 28777
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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