• Fridays 12:00 - 5:00 PM

What's included?

  • Learn to Lead builds on our Learn the Ropes course, teaching you the fundamentals of lead climbing.
  • 5 hours of total instruction, and guided practice with specialized attention from an instructor
  • A comprehensive overview of how to asses and manage risk when lead climbing/ belaying in an indoor climbing setting
  • Guided practice (with and without a top rope back-up) with an experienced instructor. As the belayer, we'll intently focus on belay device handling, slack management, proper communication, and appropriately catching the climber. As the climber, we'll highlight how to correctly clip into quickdraws, proper body positioning, and added risks when leading.
  • A rope and belay device to use within the class

  • Climbing shoes and harness
  • Advance registration required*
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Minimum 4 months of climbing experience
  • Must be confident climbing at the 5.9-5.10 grades in succession
  • Must be Top Rope Certified at DYNO Detroit
    *minimum of two participants are required to run lead classes
    *class size limited to 4 participants

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