Trad Lead Climbing Field Day 1

Field trip: ARC Pro Traditional Lead Climbing

Trad Lead Climbing Field Day 1 – North Table Mountain

We will review and practice trad gear placement and anchor building, then move into leading strategies with student practice doing mock-leads.

  • Sat, Jun 3, 2023
  • Pikes Peak
  • Climbing
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Adults
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 1.0
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft

We will meet at the Golden Cliffs main parking lot, located on the south side of N. Table Mountain Park, at 8 am.  This parking lot is located at the east end of Peery Parkway and is located here:

Students will practice gear placement and anchor building with instructor evaluations, then will learn and practice trad lead climbing skills doing mock-leading.  Students will also learn and practice belaying from the top of a route.


North Table Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Basic climbing kit- harness, helmet, shoes, pack
  • Non-locking carabiners- #11 total
  • Locking carabiners- #7 total with at least 3 HMS type
  • Quickdraws- #4
  • 60 cm sewn slings (dyneema or nylon)- #4
  • 120 cm sewn slings- #2 with at least one made of nylon (for tether) and one thin Dyneema to release autoblocking belay device
  • Autoblocking belay device (BD Guide, Petzl Reverso, GriGri, etc…)
  • Cordelette: 14-20ft length of 7 mm nylon accessory cord
  • Rappel back-up sling- 10- 15 inch tied loop of 5-6 mm nylon cord, or small Hollow-block loop
  • Nut tool
  • Trad pro- whatever you own- nuts, hexes, cams, Tri-cams, etc… Some gear available for loan from Club and instructors. Cams should be equipped with their own racking cara
  • Gear sling- alternatively may use 60 cm sling or tied loop of cord/webbing
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