Sport Leading - Rock Climbing Scheduled Course

Rock 3 - Sport Leading & Advanced Rock Movement


Have you got the basics of outdoor climbing down, but want to take it to the next level? In this class you'll learn nuanced movement (including backstepping, drop knees, flags, and crossthroughs), how to vary your belay with the situation, how to use stick clips and belay glasses, what clipping in direct is, how to fall safely, and how to ascend a rope after a fall. This course will also incorporate the fear of falling. Fear of falling is what holds most climbers back. This class will show you that it's okay to let go when the fall is a clean one, and that when you climb without a fear of falling you will climb far better.

  • Hone in efficient movement patterns for vertical and steep rock
  • Learn how to vary your belay given the situation
  • Sport climbing gear 101: understand how to get the most out of your sport climbing specific gear
  • Practice leader-falls & catching lead fall in a safe environment
  • Build confidence leading sport climbs
  • Advance your sport climbing ability; push to the next grade in lead climbing
  • Gain best practices for lowering, rappelling and using a friction hitch

Doesn't fit your schedule?

Any of our pre-scheduled courses can be run as custom outings. If you're interested in a course but the dates don't fit your schedule please check out our custom guiding options.

How to Register:

Sport Leading

Sport Leading Course

Sport Leading

Sport Leading Course

Course Details

2024 Dates

June 1, 2024 Saturday
Aug 10, 2024 Saturday


Full Day (8am-4pm)


Salt Lake City, Utah


$239 per person plus tax.

UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 2 participants register.


Climbing Experience: Beginner indoor or outdoor climbers who have had some climbing experience and are familiar with how to belay and how to be lowered. We expect those attending this course have the skills described in our Intro to Rock Climbing course.

Fitness: Fit able to easily hike 1 mile on variable, uneven terrain (at 7k-10k' elevation) from the trailhead to access rock climbing crags.

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Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505


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