Intro to Sport Lead Climbing
If you’ve mastered Sport Climbing Basics as a top-rope climber, the next logical step is learning how to lead climb. In this series, you’ll learn what lead climbing is, how to belay a lead climber, how to clip quickdraws and the proper way to fall.
Lead Climbing Basics
Read about the basics of lead climbing, including what lead climbing entails, how to learn to do it and what gear is required.
How to Belay a Lead Climber
Learn to belay a lead climber, including how it differs from top-rope belaying. We cover gear, setup, safety, communication and technique.
Lead Climbing: How to Clip Quickdraws
Learn how to quickly and efficiently clip quickdraws so you can move through the crux moves safely and securely.
How to Fall While Rock Climbing
As a lead climber, learn how to manage the rope, to communicate with your belayer and how to position yourself before and during a fall.