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 1, 2024
  • Pikes Peak
  • Climbing
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Adults
  • Difficult
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft

We will meet at the North Table Mountain South Trailhead, also known as the Golden Cliffs main parking area, at the end of Peery Parkway. We will be at the lower of the two parking lots (not the overflow parking) with the outhouse. Be there by 8 am.

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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