Learn to Lead: Sport Climbing

Get ready to take the sharp end!

We’ll teach you to climb, clip, belay, and anchor with confidence on climbs outfitted with bolts and fixed anchors. While Connecticut is better known for its "trad" climbing, there are a number of local crags outfitted with anchors.

Course Details

We'll spend the day in a combination of workshops and on-the-wall practice starting with mock-lead climbing routes with a top-rope backup. We'll progress through lead climbing and belay skills then spend some time practicing anchors, threading and rappelling.

+ Equipment, bolt evaluation
+ Climbing, clipping and footwork
+ Belaying the leader
+ Anchoring
+ Threading, rappelling sport anchors


Climb 5.8 or higher, extensive top rope belay experience.


Private (1:1) $350
Semi Private (1:2) $200ea
Small Group (1:3+) $150ea

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