The Introduction to Leading Bolted Routes Course is a program of classroom instruction designed to equip students with the fundamental technical skills and experience necessary to safely lead climb well bolted single pitch routes.
Route risk assessment
Face climbing techniques
Leading a route
Requirements: You MUST be comfortable climbing top rope at a 5.9 level Schedule: Class meets January 11th, 18th, 25th, and 31st,and February 7th at the Magnuson Program Center from 6-9pm. (please note that the first three dates are Fridays, the last two dates are Thursdays) Equipment: Harness, rock shoes, chalk bag, belay device, 6 quickdraws, 2 personal anchors, cordelette, 3 locking biners. Rope will be provided. More details will be emailed out to participants prior to the course. Content: You will be taught the basics for leading sport routes with bolts. Concepts covered include leading techniques, cleaning and rappelling, building top rope anchors and climbing techniques. You will be more comfortable and have more fun with this class the more top rope climbing experience you have. So get out there and climb!