Lead Climbing Clinic

Length:1 day

1 climber $380
2 climbers $195 each

Dates:Custom, private dates are available year-round

Lead climbing opens up a world of routes that start from the ground. Some anchors can be hiked or scrambled to, for everything else, there’s lead climbing. This clinic caters to your climbing goals. Trad and Sport climbing leaders have different skills and demands that they’ll want to focus on. Our experienced guides create an environment where you can practice new skills with coaching and support.

We can help you get to the next level, whether you are building up the skills and confidence for your first lead climb, or you’re an experienced sport climber breaking into trad or breaking into a higher grade. We have certified and skilled guides who can help you reach your lead climbing goals.

This two day seminar is designed for the climber who already has a solid grasp on belaying and and top rope climbing.

Some of the skills we cover include:

  • Lead belay
  • Racking  gear efficiently
  • Clipping and placing gear
  • Avoiding (or managing) rope drag
  • Protecting traverses and downclimbs
  • Selecting stances for placing protection
  • Anchor-building
  • Top-belaying for multi-pitch climbing

Don't know What to Sign Up for?

Interested in a trip? Call us today to get started on your trip reservation. We will take the time to place you on the expedition that is a fit for you.

(541) 633-7450

"Ben from Smith Rock Climbing is awesome. Was impressed at how great he was with our kids, creating an amazing first climbing experience for them."

Rory D.
Seattle, WA

"We did a family climbing trip to Smith Rock State Park with this outfit and had a fantastic time. Aaron was our guide and was incredibly patient, encouraging, and skilled with us and our three kids ages 12, 10, & 8. All the equipment was provided and we felt very safe. It was a very positive experience for us and we enjoyed a great day at the crags. Don't miss a chance to climb this spectacular park. Well worth it !"

Alfie C.
Portland, OR

"I have climbed twice with them at Smith Rock, and both times have been outstanding. Cliff is a great guide and a blast to spend a day with. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to climb out there, or on Hood."

Eric S.
Portland, OR

Know Before You Go


You should have previous top-rope climbing experience to join this clinic.

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