Leading Sport Climbs: 2 Day Class

8:00am4:00pm America/Denver
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$389 for REI Members

$419 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 6 people

Take your climbing to the next level. This 2 day class is designed for experienced top rope climbers wanting to gain the skills necessary to lead and clean outdoor sport climbs. Our instructors will teach you how to lead belay, properly clip bolts, construct sport climbing anchors, and clean a sport anchor. Participants should be comfortable climbing at a 5.8 difficulty, rappelling, and have been climbing consistently for 1 year.

  • To refine climbing technique including rope management, route finding, efficient climbing movement, and fundamentals of sport climbing.
  • To learn to lead bolted sport climbs and lead belay.
  • Learn efficient techniques to clean a sport climbing anchor including rappelling and lowering from a sport anchor.

What to bring with you


This is a 2 day class. Each daily session will start at 8:00am and conclude at 4:00pm.

Meet at

Golden: REI Experiences Warehouse

818 Hog Back Drive, Unit 5S, Golden, CO 80403

Map image of Golden: Climbing locations vary

More directions and information

We will meet at 818 Hog Back Drive, unit #5s. This is not an REI store location. From Golden take CO-93 north, turn left on Pine Ridge Rd, turn right on Brickyard Rd, pass Brickyard Circle, turn right on Hog Back Dr. On-street parking is available at the corner of Hogback Drive and Brickyard Cir. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us @ 877-819-3809, or denver-os@rei.com.