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This course is the first step to becoming an independent climber outside. We will teach you the hard skills and judgement required to start leading sport climbs on your own. Taught by AMGA Certified Rock Guides.

Course length

2 Days, can combine with Multi Pitch Sport Climbing Course for 3 days

Locations we offer this course

  • Washington (Exit 38 or Vantage)

  • El Potrero Chico, Mexico

Upcoming Dates

Private Course Availability: April - September 2024

2024 Group Course Dates:

April 27 - 28

June 1 - 2

July 6 - 7

Don't see a date in a location you are looking for? Reach out to us about setting up a private course on your preferred date.​​


Must be able to toprope 5.7 outside or 5.9 in the gym. Contact us if you have any questions about whether this is the right course for you.

Course Ratio 

Max 4:1

Course Cost

Public course cost:


Please note we will have to charge private course rates if only 1 person signs up.

Private Course Cost

1 participant: $995 

2 participants: $595 per person

3+ participants: $475 per person

See El Potrero Chico page for special rates​

Sport Climbing Courses: About


  • Knots and hitches including figure 8 follow-through, overhand on a bight, flat overhand, fisherman's, double fisherman's, bowline, munter, clove, prusik, autoblock, klemheist 

  • Appropriate gear selection

  • Anchor building and cleaning for a sport climbing setting

  • Rope management for leaders

  • Leading techniques for sport climbing

  • Standard lead and top rope belaying techniques with an assisted braking device

  • Falling techniques

  • Rappelling

  • Face climbing/ sport climbing movement

  • Mental techniques for leading

Sport Climbing Courses: About



  • Instruction from an AMGA certified Rock Guide

  • Climbing Permits

  • Use of Group Technical Equipment such as Ropes and Rack


  • Personal Climbing Equipment (harness, helmet, shoes, belay devices)

  • Transportation

  • Lodging or Camping 

  • Meals while on the course

  • Trip Insurance

  • Guide Gratuity

Sport Climbing Courses: FAQ
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