Learn to Lead

The art of leading rock is a delicate balance of confidant movement, good decision making, and proper technical skills.  Learning proper techniques and strategies is crucial for keeping yourself and your climbing partners safe while rock climbing.

In our learn to lead course, learn the essential elements to lead climbing on real rock.

Learn To Lead Course

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You will finish this course confident in the technique of self rescue.

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Meeting Location: Truckee North Lake Tahoe

Bookings for the Truckee Tahoe Area will be held in the vicinity of either Donner Summit Bridge, or the 06 Fire road in Sierra Meadows .  We will give you the location for your course before the start date. 

Meeting Location: Sonora Pass

Bookings for the Sonora Pass Area will be held in the vicinity of Pinecrest Lake Sonora Pass Highway.  We will meet in front of the Pinecrest Food Market and head to our climbing location from here.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for climbing
  • Rain Jacket
  • Closed-toe shoes with good traction preferably approach shoes
  • Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
  • A small backpack (20-30 liter) with water and lunch for the day snacks
  • Personal climbing gear: shoes, harness, helmet, and belay device. if you own them (optional; we will provide all necessary equipment if needed)
  • Extra gear if owned: Cordelette, Double Length Sling, hollow block or 6-7mm cord, 4-5 locking carabiners, guide BD Guide ATC or Petzl Reverso