Intro to Lead Climbing

Types: Climbing, Summer

Intro to Lead Climbing

While there are quite a few areas where you can go top-rope climbing, lead climbing is really the key that opens the door to the endless possibilities rock climbing has to offer from multi-pitch to alpine and beyond. But, as the saying goes, you have to learn to walk before you can run.

Next Departure:
Leaving May 22 2021 from $149.00

Intro to Lead Climbing

BlackSheep's Introduction to Lead Climbing course focuses on giving you the skills and knowledge required to safely lead various routes in the outdoors, away from the safety nets provided in the gym environment. And lead climbing is really the gateway to a lot of amazing climbing from fun sport routes to multi-pitch climbing, long trad routes and even big walls.

The course will cover a wide variety of topics including: Climbing equipment, lead belaying, clipping bolts & back-clipping, rope management, building anchors, cleaning anchors, reading topos, route planning and much, much more. Taught by ACMG certified guides, this course will give you a strong foundation in outdoor leading and allow you to safely get outdoors this summer.

Upcoming Courses:

May 22 2021

1 Day
Group Size6
  • Per Person: $149.00

Fine Print:

  • A $50 deposit is due upon booking
  • The final payment due 15 days prior to the trip
  • Trips subject to 5% GST
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Policies
  • Participants will be required to sign a Waiver
Intro to Lead Climbing
Select a Course Date:


  • Learn to Build Sport Anchors
  • Learn to Clean Sport Anchors
  • Review Racking & Clipping
  • Practice Rappelling
Types Climbing, Summer
Season May through September
Next Course May 22 2021
Prices From $149.00

What's Included

  • ACMG/IFMGA Certified Guide/Instructor
  • Group technical equipment (ropes, rock pro, etc.)
  • Group safety & emergency equipment
  • Insurance & Permits

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to/from meeting points
  • Meals and accommodation
  • Trip cancellation, travel and medical insurance


Experience Top Rope climbing


  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • Small Pack
  • Lunch


  • Light Shirt
  • Climbing Pants
  • Mid-weight Jacket
  • Sun Hat
  • Light Gloves


  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Belay Device
  • Locking Carabiner x 4
  • Double Length Sling x 1
  • Quickdraws (if you have them)
  • Chalk Bag
  • Rock Shoes
  • Approach Shoes

Activities and Add-Ons for this Course

Multi-Pitch Bonus Day
Harness & Climbing Shoe Rental
Squamish Hostel