Learning To Lead

Get ready for the sharp end.

In this class, you will learn proper lead belay technique as well as best practices for clipping, rope management, and falling. Classes either meet for two three-hour sessions on weekdays or weekends.

Upon successful completion of this class, you will be prepared with the knowledge and skills needed to earn your Lead Belay tag and gain access to open lead climbing at First Ascent.


Must earn Top Rope Belay Tag prior to the start of the class. Must be 16 years old or a USA Climbing Member Competitor. Recommended that climbers have at least 6 months of climbing experience and are confident 5.10 climbers (ie consistently able to climb mid-5.10 on top rope with no falls or rests).


Non-members: $140 (includes rental gear)

Members: $110

Book your class on the schedule below. Please book 24 hours in advance to guarantee your spot and arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled class time to check in. Late arrival may result in the need to reschedule your class.