Sport Lead Seminar 2019



Saturday/Sunday, October 5/6, 9am-5pm



Q?emiln Park, Post Falls ID





Seminar Directors:

John Michel, Matthew Inman

Sport Lead Seminar will teach essential skills for safely and effectively lead climbing bolt-protected routes. Skills taught will include

  • Lead belaying
  • Use of quickdraws to Clip Bolts and the Rope
  • Cleaning Quickdraws from Bolts
  • Cleaning Anchors & Lowering
  • Safe Fall Technique




  • Experience
    • Students should be able to climb up to 5.9 comfortably and efficiently on Top Rope.
    • Students should feel comfortable with all aspects of Top Rope Climbing. This includes
      • Tying into the Rope
      • Belaying
      • Building a Top Rope Anchor
      • Gear
  • Gear
    • Harness
    • ATC Belay Device
    • Three Pear or D-shaped Locking Carabiners
    • Two Personal Anchor Systems (at least one of which is to be cord or webbing)

Application Process

The course is limited to 10 participants. Participants must be 18 or older.  All participants must be members of the Spokane Mountaineers. Join now if you are not a member already! Selection criteria considered will include, but not be limited to, date application was submitted, climbing experience, and previous participation with the Spokane Mountaineers.

The application link below will take you to a form. Please fill this out carefully and completely.