This is DAY 1 of a 4 session AMC advanced climbing school. If you are enrolling as a student, please visit http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/ to register for the class. You are not officially on the student list until we receive your class registration/payment. Club membership for 2019 can also be updated with your registration if you have not already paid your 2019 AMC member dues.
All aspects of lead climbing will be addressed with a strong emphasis on multi-pitch trad climbing. Topics include gear (ropes and pro), the dynamics of lead falls, solid gear placement, rope management, anchors, and the mental as well as physical aspects of sport and trad leading. This class is for every competent climber. Even if you do not plan on leading, you will learn and understand the dynamics of lead climbing, and it will make you a more knowledgeable and capable climber and second. There will be no “true” lead climbs during the class – all lead climbing experiences in this class will be protected with a top-rope (mock leads).
Class meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings and all day Saturday & Sunday.
For additional class details and payment registration, please visit http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/
AMC Outdoor Rock Climbing School and AMC Anchors School or equivalent experience. This includes solid basic rock climbing, belaying, and rappelling skills, all basic climbing knots and the ability to build solid trad anchors. Please see additional details regarding prerequisite rock climbing and anchor skills in course details available at http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/