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Sport Climber's Toolbox

Gear and mental tools for working projects outdoors

Take your sport climbing to the next level!

This clinic goes beyond a Gym to Crag clinic by introducing the tools and skills necessary to feel more confident leading outside.

Whether you're just starting to climb outside or you're wanting to leave the gym for real rock, this clinic is designed to dive a bit deeper into techniques and mindsets to elevate your climbing. We'll cover some basics of outdoor lead climbing, overcoming mental barriers, the “do”s and “don't”s of top rope anchors, proper gear choice, and projecting techniques. And we'll get some fun climbing in, where you can practice your new skills!



Sliding Scale Tuition

$85 - Solidarity Rate

$135 - Full Cost

$185 - Redistribution Rate


Not sure which level to pay? Check out this info sheet! 

Learning Outcomes

During this course we will teach topics including:

  • The nuances of outdoor sport leading compared to gym leading

  • Assessing fixed hardware and evaluating bolted hardware to set up basic anchors 

  • Principles to evaluate strong, secure, and simple anchor systems 

  • How to think about gear and pack more efficiently for a day out

  • Mental strategies to approach fear and goal setting

  • Techniques and tips for projecting harder routes while staying in your comfort zone

Dates and Locations

Smith Rock, OR

  • May 12


  • Knows how to tie into the rope for climbing

  • Can independently perform safety checks before climbing

  • Capable of comfortably climbing 5.10a in a gym

  • Proficient top rope belayer with tube style (ATC) or assisted braking (GriGri) devices

  • Lead climbing and lead belaying experience are recommended, but not required



This course does not cover rappelling nor anchor cleaning. To learn these skills, consider taking our full day “Gym2Crag - Anchors, Cleaning and Rappelling” course.

Questions, comments or concerns? 


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