Learn to Lead

Learn To Lead

$59 per person

4 people max

Master these essential climbing tools

Master these essential climbing tools

This 2.5 hour course covers all the technical knowledge you need to know to safely lead at Crag X.  Learn to belay a leader with a GRI-GRI, clip draws, manage the rope and take and catch falls.  The course also covers fall factors, dynamic belay and how to plan to lead a route. This course is great for those who have never lead or as a refresher course for those wanting to be up to date on the latest Petzl method for belaying a leader with a GRIGRI. Recommend for climbers able to comfortably top-rope at a 5.10a level.  We recommend booking in pairs.

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ATC Course

$25 Per Person

4 People Max

Although we only use the GriGri at Crag X, other facilities use tube-style devices for belaying.  This hour long course is designed to teach you what you need to know to use a belay tube (ATC) device in an indoor gym. This course is designed for climbers who have taken our Beginner Lesson course or for those with equivalent training or experience.

Designed for top-rope and lead belayers experienced with the Gri Gri, this course adapts your practiced GriGri skills to those needed for belaying with a tube-style device, such as the Black Diamond ATC, Petzl Verso or similar. After the course, you will be able to pass a belay test in a gyms that use ATC style devices.

Under our instructor's guidance you will learn:
-Setting up an ATC-style device
-Belay Sequence
-Brake Position for ATC-style devices
-Lowering

The course does not instruct you in:
-Rappelling
-Belaying Double or Twin Ropes
-Belaying a second from a top anchor.

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Looking to Top Rope? We teach that too.

Under 16? see our Youth section. Bigger Group? Find out more here.