Multi-Pitch Lead Climbing


Course description

Price: R$650/person

Location: Urca, Rio de Janeiro
Duration: 2 days (6 hours per day)
Climbing ability: Experienced
Fitness demand: Low

After learning the basics and developing confidence as a second climber, learning to lead is the natural next step. The Multi-Pitch Lead Climbing course will prepare you with all the necessary skills to safely lead multi-pitch routes. Skills learned in this course will also allow you to lead sport routes and set up single-pitch top rope


Course details

This course is ideal for climbers who have outdoor climbing experience as a second climber and are excited to start leading their climbs! 

We will customize the course to suit your ability and skill level. You do not need to be climbing high difficulty grades in order to learn to lead. What is more important is that you have a solid grasp on the basic safety procedures. If you are not confident in your skills, consider first taking our Climbing Basics Refresher course

What you will learn
Fixed protection types and corresponding considerations
Preparing to lead: rack organization, stacking the rope, belayer position and communication
Leading: rope management and clipping methods
Top rope anchor building and cleaning
Multi-pitch belay station setup
Avoiding factor-2 falls
Belaying the seconder
Transition at the station: gear and rope management for lead swapping and non-swapping situations
Climbing in a party of three: roping and transition techniques
Building rappel stations and multi-pitch rappelling
Problem-solving in challenging situations (example: rope gets stuck in a multi-pitch rappel)
Basic rock rescue and improvisation
Sport ethics

Where you will climb

Prior multi-pitch experience (as a second climber) is required. This course is not intended for first-time or beginner climbers
All fitness levels are welcome

Two days, approximately 6 hours per day

R$650 per person
Maximum instructor to participant ratio is 1:2

Availability and booking

The course is typically offered Saturdays and Sundays in the afternoon period. Start times vary according to the time of year

Please use our booking system to confirm scheduling and availability

If the dates you want are not available, please reach out to us to check the possibility of running the course on your preferred dates

What is included

Certified rock climbing instructor

Collective rock climbing equipment: rope, quickdraws and anchor building equipment

What you should bring

Your individual rock climbing equipment: rock shoes, harness, helmet, belay/rappel device and accessories. You can borrow from us if you don’t have your own set or are missing an item. Please indicate any equipment needs in the booking form

Water (1.5L per person) and snacks

Sunscreen and bug repellent

Backpack to carry your belongings and keep your hands and arms free. Hand bags and shoulder bags are not permitted

Wear outdoor shoes with good traction on rock. Flip-flops and casual sandals should be avoided

Where we meet

Angel Statue in the center of the Praça General Tibúrcio in the neighbourhood of Urca



Keep these in mind

Participant responsibilities

You are an equal partner in the safety and success of your climbing experience. Ensure that you read and understand your responsibilities as a participant

Assumption of risk

It is impossible to eliminate all risks associated with climbing. Our goal is to minimize your risk, but ultimately you must assume full responsibility for your participation. Ensure that you read and understand our assumption of risk terms

Cancellation and rescheduling policy

Read our cancellation and rescheduling policy to understand what happens if you need to change your plans or if the conditions on the reserved day are not suitable for your chosen activity


Secure online booking

Booking is easy. Course availability is reflected live in the system. Making your booking will secure your dates and you can contact us at any time to ask questions, discuss options and finalize details!