Lead Climbing Clinics

ACG’s lead climbing clinics are designed to take your climbing skills and knowledge to the next level. Clinics and classes include instruction on how to properly lead climb and lead belay and how to set up a secure anchor system in addition to common vocabulary, basic knots, and common techniques used. One of the three gym owners will teach your class. Due to the depth of knowledge and safety skills required, lead climbing clinics are broken into four parts, taught separately, and include a certification test. Each clinic builds upon the last, so you must complete the lead climbing clinics in order.

If you are interested in learning more about climbing but are not yet ready for lead climbing, we recommend looking at our other classes. Intro to Climbing, Top Rope, or Bouldering classes are a great place to start expanding your skills before trying lead climbing.

Class Topics

You must become proficient in each area to progress to the next. Each class is approximately one hour and will include a review of the prior class.
1: How to Lead Climb in the Gym
2: Setting up Anchor Systems and Proper Clipping
3: How to Rappel and Clean Anchors
4: Lead Test to become Outdoor Certified
Once you complete all four lead climbing clinics, you should feel comfortable lead climbing in the gym and outdoors.

Lead Climbing Clinic Pricing

Individual: $30, Group (2 or more participants) $50

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(949) 716-7116


26794 Vista Terrace
Lake Forest CA 92630





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Jeremy Meza, Dillon Arndt, and Trevor Arndt opened Aesthetic Climbing Gym in 2012.



Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm

Sat 10am-10pm

Sun 10am-6pm