If you are ready to take your roped climbing to the next level, the lead class is what you need to begin lead climbing at Aiguille! We offer a regular two day class session (every third and fourth Friday each month at 7pm) with each day's training lasting 2-4 hours each day. If you cannot attend the regular class session, a private instruction at a different time is available for an additional cost. While lead climbing can be fun and adventurous, it is a serious undertaking and meant only for those committed to lead climb. Space is limited per class.
Our instructors work towards building skills and knowledge with their student, but there is no guarantee that a student will learn how to lead by the end of the course. The lead class is pass or fail and, unfortunately, if at the end of the course a student does not perform to the instructors' satisfaction, they will not be allowed to lead and will be required to take another class.
- Normal Lead Class $60
- Private Lead Class $90
Before you take our class, please take the time to familiarize yourself with our class policies and prerequisites:
Must come with an open mind.
Must bring climbing approved harness, belay device, and access to a rope.
Must be able to onsight 5.9 toprope, which will be tested before course (Onsight means you never fall on 5.9s). A lot of climbers who are not yet experienced enough for the lead class fail at this stage, either by not being able to climb, or not displaying good belaying habits. Anyone who is marginal on this, is not ready to lead.
Contact our climbing director for more information at