Our 4 day learn to lead and multi-pitch application course, is designed to advance an experienced climber into leading routes within their ability. The course allows participants to learn and practice essential skills and strategies to lead before transferring those skills into multi pitch terrain under the supervision of a guide.
$780 per person
We begin the day with a discussion on understanding the systems as well as risks of lead climbing. Guides will do a lead demo to give participants ideas for racking up, belaying positions, and stances to place protection. After that, participants will review anchors, and protection as needed and begin to practice skills while mock leading.
A discussion will start off the day, talking about frequency and availability for protection, fall consequence and likelihood, and protecting a follower. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice these skills and skills from the day before with mock leading and leading
Day 3 is focused on multi pitch systems. A Mini pitching demo, will introduce multi pitch hazards, 3 piece anchors, rope management, transitions, and descents. Then participants will get to practice these skills and review anything else from the past two days.
The last day is designed to bring everything together. Apply the skills learned on previous days on a longer multi pitch route.
June 3-6, 2021
July 1-4, 2021
August 5-8, 2021
September 3-6, 2021
May 21-24, 2021
October 14-17, 2021
The maximum guest to guide ratio is 3:1 or lower.
This trip runs in a number of different climbing areas. Detailed instructions on where to meet are given during the registration process. In general, the days run from 8am to 4pm.
All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.
View equipment list as a PDF
The Peak Guide House
311 Main Street | Ouray CO 81427
Peak Mountain Guides, LLC
160 Liddell St. #C3 | Ridgway CO 81432
PO Box 2051 | Ridgway CO 81432