Learn to Lead Sport Climbing


Important: Pricing is based on a four-person minimum. If the course has less than four people, we have pricing options available to run it with less than four people. Please inquire at (720) 242-9828

Learn to Lead Sport Climbing Outdoors: A Comprehensive Course on Developing the Essential Skills and Techniques for Safely and Confidently Leading Sport Climbs Outdoors, Designed for Gym Climbers Who Want to Learn How to Lead Sport Routes Outside.


Looking to take your climbing to the next level? Our one-day outdoor sport climbing course is designed for gym climbers who want to learn the essential skills and techniques for safely and confidently leading sport climbs outdoors.

This comprehensive course covers everything from an introduction to sport climbing to identifying well or poorly bolted climbs. You’ll learn climbing safety and equipment, stick clip techniques, types of sport climbing anchors, cleaning a route, lead climbing and belaying, as well as trip planning and preparation. Plus, you’ll get tips on finding climbing partners to help you continue your progress.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through each step of the process, giving you the knowledge and confidence you need to lead with ease. By the end of the day, you’ll be equipped with the skills you need to climb and lead with confidence, taking your climbing to new heights. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn from the best – sign up for our one-day outdoor sport climbing course today!


  • Introduction to sport climbing
  • Climbing safety and equipment
  • Stick clip techniques
  • Types of sport climbing anchors
  • Cleaning a route
  • Lead climbing and belaying
  • Identifying well or poorly bolted climbs
  • Trip planning and preparation
  • Finding climbing partners

Trip Details

Full day at a climbing crag, potential locations are Boulder Canyon or The Flatirons.

Included in our rates: The services of a professional rock climbing guide, any rock climbing equipment (helmet, harnesses, shoes, belay devices).

Not included in our rates: Park entrance fees, which are $10 per person daily for Eldorado Canyon State Park and $15 per person daily for Rocky Mountain National Park. Entrance fees are paid directly to the Parks upon entrance, gratuities for your guide are also not included (while the amount is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%).

Difficulty Description: Moderate

What to Bring: Food and water for the day, personal climbing gear, approach shoes, sun protection.

Meeting Location: Meet at climbing location or at Trailhead

Prerequisites: Lead climbing in the gym


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