Sport Lead Course

From AUD $449.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: PS-SPLEAD
The sport lead course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to climb a route on-sight, from the ground up, then get back down, safely.

2019 Courses 
  • March 30,31 - Full
  • April 27-28
  • May 25,26
  • Jul 13,14
  • Sept 14,15
  • Nov 16-`17

Skills Covered

  • Clipping Techniques 
  • Body position while lead climbing
  • Bolted anchor setups, using cordelettes and slings
  • Bottom belay for lead on a range of devices 
  • Bolt Plate Techniques 
  • Abseil Techniques
  • Retrievable Abseil Techniques
  • Lead Climbing Techniques
  • Top Belay
  • Equipment Selection and Maintenance
  • Communication
  • Climbing Ethics
  • Proficiency in the use of guide books


  • This course is run over two consecutive days approx 08:00 to 5:00 pm (starting times to be confirmed by your instructor)


  • Saturday Day One - Kangaroo Point
  • Sunday Day Two - Glasshouse Mountains approx 60 mins north of Brisbane. Exact crag will depend on participant's levels

Course Requirements:

  • Participants must be at at least 15 years of age 
  • Participants are required to have climbed previously and climbing comfortably approximately grade 15 on top rope (around a green colour in most gyms in Brisbane).
  • Fit and healthy for climbing
  • Participants must be able to speak, and understand the English language. This  requirement is stipulated on the grounds of safety at height
  • This course is subject to minimum and maximum numbers to run
  • Not recommended during pregnancy
What to Bring

Participants are encouraged to use your own equipment if approved by our instructors as it build familiarity with your the gear you will be using . We will supply all equipment required for the duration of the course. If you require any of the following, please let us know prior to the course.

It is recommended that students own the following climbing gear prior to  course start date.  The store at Red Hill can assist you with your choices, just let them know when you drop in that you are enrolled in a sport lead course for a deal on the below.

  • Harness
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Helmet
  • Locking Carabiner(s)
  • Belay Device
  • Personal Anchor (Sling, PAS, Purcell Prussic)

Non Climbing Equipment

Enclosed Walking Shoes (Joggers or boots)

Backpack to carry your climbing gear

Water 2-3 Litres

Food for the day

Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses

Insect Repellent

Pen, Paper