Introduction to Leading Sport Climbs


$119 for REI Members

$129 for non-members


  • Fitness level 4 Vigorous
  • Skill level 3 Advanced
  • Group size 4 people

Take your climbing to the next level and learn to lead bolted sport climbs. This class is designed for experienced top rope climbers wanting to gain the skills necessary to lead outdoor sport climbs. Our rock climbing instructors will teach you how to lead belay, properly clip bolts, and plan your route, all from the safety of a mock lead. Participants should be comfortable top roping climbs at a 5.8 difficulty and have been climbing consistently for 1 year.

  • To refine climbing technique including rope management, route finding, efficient climbing movement, and fundamentals of safety
  • To learn to lead bolted sport climbs and lead belay while on top rope

What to bring with you

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More directions and information

A $5 fee is required to enter the park. Your instructor will meet you in the parking lot. There is a bathroom facility on site. If you have any issues, please contact us: Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm @ (423) 485-1249; or Friday-Saturday-Sunday on our after-hours phone @ (423) 708-4754. Our email is monitored Monday-Friday: This event operates in Eastern Standard Time.