The Gym Lead Climbing video series teaches how to advance into the next stage of roped climbing, beyond top roping. Lead climbing involves clipping into quickdraws and anchors, as well as the excitement of climbing above your protection pieces. Here you will learn techniques for proper lead climbing, lead belaying, and minimizing risk.
Lead climbing is considered intermediate to advanced-level free climbing. Not free soloing, but free climbing. This means you are responsible for successfully ascending the climbing route via your own strength and skill, with a dynamic lead rope. The rope is there to catch you, should you fall. However lead climbing obviously poses greater risks than top-roping.
Newer lead climbers should watch all CTT Gym Lead Climbing videos before attempting to lead climb or lead belay. You must also be competent with all skills in our Gym Top Rope video series.
Let's get started! Our Gym Lead Climbing video series is below. Be careful, and have fun!
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Please remember, climbing is inherently dangerous. Climb at your own risk.