Clinic: Sport (Lead) Rock Climbing


Outdoor Sport Rock Climbing Clinic:

6 hour Outdoor Climbing Clinic

Develop or refine your sport (lead) climbing and top rope anchor management skills.

The curriculum includes efficient racking, use of runners & quick draws, minimizing rope drag, and building/taking down sports climbing anchors while on lead. This outdoor class emphasizes risk management.

Maximum group size of 6 people per instructor.

Location: Mineral Wells State Park


Day Summary
9:00 am: Mineral Wells State Park parking lot gear up
9:30 am – 3:00 pm: Hard skills training with instructor critiques (anchor building/removal)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Group & individual debriefs


Required Gear:

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–  UIAA/CE approved Climbing Helmet

–  UIAA/CE approved Climbing Harness with belay loop

–  Belay Devices – BD “ATC guide”, Petzl “Teverso” (locking carabiners “HMS/Pearbiners” for this belay devices)

–  Releasable assisted braking device – Petzl “GriGri” or Trango “Cinch” (locking carabiners “HMS/Pearbiners” for this belay devices)

–  2 Prussik loops & 2 locking carabiners ( Sterling Rope 6.8mm Hollow Block Loop )

–  Climbing shoes and approach shoes you can climb in

Recommended Gear:

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–  One 60m or 70m “single” dynamic rope (9.5-10.5mm) suitable for leading and top roping

–  12-14 Quickdraws

–  Rope bag



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