Learn to Lead

Transition to Outdoor Lead Climbing


A progression from climbing indoors to outdoors, this clinic is taught by Alpine Guide Sarah Hueniken will take you into the mountains and get you ready to sport climb! In this course you will learn how to place and clip draws, how to set anchors, how to lead belay, and how to rappel. You’ll also learn about the best safety practices and etiquette for sport climbing, and how to ensure you aren’t putting yourself or others in any avoidable risky situations when out in the mountains. The goal is to give you the knowledge and confidence to lead outdoors on your own!

**Must know how to Top Rope Belay


This course is designed for those who have some experience in either top rope climbing outdoors, or in both top roping and lead climbing indoors only.  We recommend you be able to comfortably climb at a V2+ or 5.9+ range indoors to get the most out of this clinic.


The cost of this clinic is $225 per person for a full day of instruction in the mountains.  All gear, except for rock shoes and chalk, will be provided and are included in this cost.  Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the clinic location.  This clinic will take place at a local crag in the Bow Valley; the exact location will be determined based on the group’s experience level and will be communicated to registrants in advance.


Wednesday July 17th, 2024

8:00 am – 4:30 pm


Register Here

Age Limit

18+ or 14+ if accompanied by an adult.


Email us at programs@bolderclimbing.com, or give us a call at 403-255-9565!


Please ensure you have completed both of the following waivers upon registration, and make sure to bring a printed copy with you to the clinic!

ACMG Release Waiver

Bolder Climbing Outdoor Release Agreement