Trad Lead Climbing Course

Trad lead climbing is known as the traditional way of climbing and scaling rock faces using the same equipment that the pioneers used with a few improved technologies.

Learning Outcome: Hands on practice and instruction on how to place cams, nuts, hexes and other types of rock fall protections. We delve into the art and science of building strong and redundant anchors and belay systems with a focus on lead climbing strategies.

Location: Squamish
Duration: 6 hours
Distance: Up to 1hr approach
Terrain: Well maintained trails
Difficulty: Moderate
Ratio: 6 to 1
Prerequisites: Good fitness level

Itinerary for Trad Lead Climbing

The course schedule is as follows:

Start: 8.30am
Return: 4.00pm


Good trail running shoes required
We provide everything else

I can attest to the extensive local knowledge, the very high technical level of instruction, the constant attention to safety and the never-ending energy and enthusiasm. The boys learned some real backcountry skills while having a lot of fun in a very positive environment.

Alex Marangoni / Guelph, ON