Mock Leading & Mock Lead Belaying
Location: Rec Center
Gym to Crag Description
Our Gym to Crag course is for climbers who have climbed before and possess basic skills obtained from a climbing gym or outdoor climbing. In this course you will reinforce your basic climbing skills and bridge the gaps to outdoor rock climbing. The Gym to Crag course will help you develop the techniques needed to climb outdoors and guide you in the direction of outdoor climbing. It is designed to provide our students with a foundational understanding of anchors, cleaning, rappelling, sport climbing, and crag specific considerations. Students will adapt their climbing gym movement skill to the outdoor realm.
This series must be done in order. You must attend Gym to Crag #1 in order to attend Gym to Crag #2. This series is only for BU Students.
Gym to Crag Series 2
A good option for first-time lead climbers is to do a mock lead and a mock belay. With a mock lead, you climb a route on top rope while also leading up with another rope. This allows you to focus on clipping bolts and managing the rope on lead with the security of having a top rope as backup to catch you if you fall. To do a mock lead, you need two climbing ropes and two belayers.