On the Lead

So now you want more? You want to learn to lead trad! This course will start you on the way to being the one on the sharp end. 

 Skills learned:

  • Protection
  • Route finding
  • Leader falls


Also learn: how to place and remove protection and set up anchors.

  • Rock protection: how it's placed, how it's removed 
  • How to set up anchors

*Please Note: This class is limited to 4 participants, but still requires at least 2 participants to run. If less than 2 people are signed up a week prior to the event, we will contact you to either cancel or re-schedule your class.
**Discount available for 3+ participants. The discount will be reflected when you make your booking for 3 or more people. Please call us at 781.935.7325 for more details. 


Program designed for: Experienced climbers. Participants must have prior outdoor experience.
Location: Courses are located in North Conway, NH.
Minimum Age: Must be at least 14 years old.
Max ratio: 4 Students : 1 Instructor
Gear needed: Technical gear is included. If you have your own shoes, harness, helmet, and/or belay device, feel free to bring them.
Experience needed: You need to know how to belay, how to tie in, be fit, and want an adventure.  You should also be able to climb a minimum of 5.8.
What to wear:

Comfortable clothing that does not inhibit movement. Tights, sweats, long shorts, T-shirts, tank tops, and sports bras all work great.

Please remember to dress for the weather. Also, bring a daypack with food and water for the day and a pair of sturdy sneakers to walk in to the climb with. Once there, your sneakers will go in your pack and on your back while we climb.

Reservation :

Space is limited in these courses. All courses must be pre-paid in full to reserve a space.


We require a minimum of 7 days to cancel or re-schedule. No refunds will be given inside of 7 days prior to the course.

The Boston Rock Gym and its guides may cancel or re-schedule due to weather. Refunds will be issued in the event of poor weather.

If you have any questions please call us at 781.935.7325

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