Vertical Adventures

Lead Climbing

Lead 201

The VA lead course is for top rope climbers who want to develop new skills and maximize their gym experience. The course is divided into two sessions during which you will learn techniques to help you succeed on bolted indoor routes. Our course deals with dynamic belay technique, efficient climbing, clipping skills, hazard awareness, resting, fall forces and fall arrest using dynamic belay. Lead climbing and belaying offers new challenges to climbers that requires enhanced risk management and vigilance to effective technique.Lead climbing and/or belaying is not for everyone.  In your best interest, VA maintains strict standards for lead climb or belay applicants. Our knowledgeable instructors will help to guide and inform as you prepare for the VA lead climb and belay tests.

– Prerequisites are Rope 101 (or equivalent) & 102, able to redpoint 5.10*.
*Redpoint: Is able to consistantly climb to the top without falling.

Durations: 2 days, 2hr per day, and has a 2 person minimum
Prerequisites: Rope 101 (or equivalent) and, able to redpoint 5.10
Offering: 1st and 3rd Monday
Time: 6-8pm
Cost: $50
Location: 6513 Kingsmill Ct. Columbus, OH 43229 map
Includes: Instruction, necessary equipment, and a day pass to the gym

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Lead 202, Falling Workshop

Do you feel like you could climb harder if only you were more comfortable with falling? Do you find yourself taking or hesitating when the going gets tough, rather than committing to making another move or two? Beginning Sept 10th, join us for a three-part seminar to build greater confidence & comfort on lead.

Topics include: mental training, how to prepare yourself for a fall, and plenty of fall practice.

– Prerequisites are Rope 201 (Lead Proficient) able to redpoint 5.10*.
*Redpoint: Is able to consistantly climb to the top without falling.

Durations: 3 days, 1hr per day, and has a 2 person minimum
Prerequisites: Rope 201 (Lead & Lead Belay Proficient) able to redpoint 5.10*.
Offering:
Every other month
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: $25 members, $45 non-members
Location: 6513 Kingsmill Ct. Columbus, OH 43229 map
Includes: Instruction, necessary equipment, and a day pass to the gym

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Lead 203, Belay Workshop

Do you know the difference between a ‘hard’ and a ‘soft’ catch? Do you know the appropriate time to apply each? Can you assist a boinking climber? Do you just want to be a better & smoother belayer?

Attend our two-part belay workshop to learn all this and more!

– Prerequisites are Rope 201 (Lead Proficient) able to redpoint 5.10*.
*Redpoint: Is able to consistantly climb to the top without falling.

Durations: 2 days, 1hr per day, and has a 2 person minimum
Prerequisites: Rope 201 (Lead & Lead Belay Proficient) able to redpoint 5.10*.
Offering:
Every other month
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: $25 members, $45 non-members
Location: 6513 Kingsmill Ct. Columbus, OH 43229 map
Includes: Instruction, necessary equipment, and a day pass to the gym

Click Here to find a class

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