Learn to Lead Sport

Nature sets the best routes! Do you love leading or toproping in the gym and want to try it outside? Are you hesitant to make the jump? Learning earn to lead from a professional guide can expedite the learning process and help you build a solid foundation of skills. This one-day course will have you sport climbing indoors or outdoors in style.

Sport Climbing Colorado

Course Details


Enjoying top-rope climbing?  Take the next step

Topics include:

  • Learn how to use a stick clip
  • Learn how to thread an anchor
  • Be prepared for success or retreat
  • Learn how to clean a route
  • Learn how to identify a well or poorly bolted climb
  • Meet climbing partners


Proficient with basic knots, belaying and climbing commands


8:00am - 4:00pm


8 hours

Maximum Ratio:


Minimum Age:

Please call to register participants under 18

Price includes & Excludes:

Includes: harness, helmet, climbing shoes and belay device

Meeting location:

Boulder Dates:
Boulder Rock Club
2829 Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301


Denver Dates:
Big Daddy Bagels
106 N Rubey Dr # D
Golden, CO 80403


With a sixteen-bed lodge available exclusively to Colorado Mountain School students, SPI candidates are welcome to reserve a bed, but should be aware that there course meets each morning in Boulder - approximately a 50 minute drive from our logde.  Our lodge is located in downtown Estes Park with a full kitchen, WiFi and hot showers. Lodging must be book separately for $30/night.  Please call our office for reservations.


All of our courses can be run as private outings.  If you're interested in a course, but it doesn't fit into your schedule, please check out our private guiding options.