This clinic is designed for climbers looking to become competent leading natural-protection routes. Traditional (trad) climbing leaves little or no trace, preserving the natural environment of the cliff face. It is an essential skill for mountaineering, rescue, desert and big wall climbing. Trad leading opens a broad spectrum of climbs unavailable to sport climbers.
We will use "mock leading" on a top rope for security, while you learn the intricacies of placing gear on lead, under the watchful eye of a professional climbing guide.
Skills and techniques taught include:
Doesn't fit your schedule?
Any of our pre-scheduled courses can be run as custom outings. If you're interested in a course but the dates don't fit your schedule please check out our custom guiding options.
How to Register:
Learning Proper Gear Placement on "Mock" Lead
Photography by Lane Peters
Learning to Lead Trad in Big Cottonwood
Photography by Tyson Bradley
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Full Day (8am-4pm)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon
$239 per person plus tax
UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 3 participants register.
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