Intro to Trad Leading: 2-Day Workshop
$150.00 – $300.00
Sliding Scale Course Fees | Women’s Wilderness has created a sliding scale for all its Women’s programs in an effort to keep our courses affordable to a wide range of people. All our pricing scales are significantly below the prices of for-profit companies. The top price represents the actual cost to run the course, and the second two tiers represent scholarships. We set forth no criteria and trust that each individual will pay what they feel is appropriate.
Trad is rad, and learning to trad climb opens up a whole new world of climbing options for you. If you’ve been dying to learn how to place gear, but don’t have a trad mentor, our AMGA-certified guides are the perfect trad teachers. You will learn these new skills in a supportive and encouraging group of women, so you can sign up with your friends and make new friends, too!
Trad climbing requires a lot of preparation, evaluation, and judgement calls, and this course will help you make informed decisions about how to choose a route, where and when to place gear, if a piece is solid, how to extend gear to minimize rope drag, and how to choose and build a bomber anchor. You will leave this course empowered with more confidence in your ability as a climber and a trad leader.
This two-day course focuses on the following skills:
- How to place trad gear (nuts, cams, hexes, tricams)
- Building gear anchors
- Route selection/finding
- Hazard evaluation
- Racking gear for a climb
- Leading while placing gear
- Using runners & managing rope drag
- Falling on lead
- Managing stress and fear
(While you will practice proper technique for lead climbing and belaying, there is no actual lead climbing in this course. You will hone your skills in a mock lead situation on top-rope.)
2019 Dates: September 14-15
Time: 9am – 4pm each day
Location: Near Boulder or Golden, CO
This course is appropriate for: Participants should be able to lead belay and have outdoor climbing experience.
The last day to sign up for this course is Saturday, September 7, 2019 by 5pm.
Women’s Wilderness reserves the right to cancel this course if the participant minimum is not met by that date.
Register early to ensure it goes!