Sierra Sport Climbing


$99 for REI Members

$119 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Skill level 2 Intermediate
  • Group size 6 people

Want to become a lead climber? Then this is what you've been waiting for! This field outing in the Sierra is designed for those who have experience rock climbing and building top-rope anchors, and are ready to progress to lead climbing. We'll teach you how to lead belay, protect from a leader fall, manage your rope and rack, clip gear, and plan your route, all from the safety of a mock lead. REI Outdoor School will provide all rock climbing gear. Participants should have knowledge of top-rope anchors, belay on top-rope, and have one year of consistent climbing experience. Additional sport climbing anchors or technique classes serve as an excellent primer for leading sport.

  • To refine climbing technique including rope management, route finding, efficient climbing movement, and fundamentals of safety
  • To learn to lead climb and lead belay while on top rope, all from the safety of a mock lead.

What to bring with you


Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start time for parking and paperwork considerations. A $10 state park parking fee required for each vehicle (cash only) or CA State Park Poppy Pass.

Map image of Auburn SRA: Quarry Trail

More directions and information

$10 CA SRA parking fee REQUIRED for each vehicle (cash only) or CA State Park Poppy Pass. Port-A-Potties available, water is not available.