Sport Lead Seminar 2021



Dates, Times, Locations:


  • Lecture session, Wednesday, July 14, 5:30 to 8pm. (Location, TBD)
  • Outdoor session 1, Saturday, July 17, 9am to 5pm. (Location - Q'emiln Park, Post Falls, ID)
  • Indoor session, Wednesday, July 21, 5:30pm to 9pm. (Location - Wild Walls Climbing Gym)
  • Outdoor session 2, Saturday, July 24, 9am to 5pm. (Location - Q'emiln Park, Post Falls, ID)

 Cost: $100


Seminar Director: Matthew Inman, "2000inman at"


Sport Lead Seminar will teach essential skills for safely and effectively lead climbing bolt-protected routes. Skills taught will include, but not be limited to:

  • Lead belaying (with both ATC & GriGri)
  • Use of quickdraws to Clip Bolts and the Rope
  • Cleaning Quickdraws from Bolts
  • Cleaning Anchors & Lowering
  • Safe Fall Technique




  • Experience
    • Students should be able to climb up to 5.9 comfortably and efficiently on Top Rope.
    • Students should feel comfortable with all aspects of Top Rope Climbing. This includes
      • Tying into the Rope
      • Belaying
      • Building a Top Rope Anchor
      • Gear
  • Gear
    • Helmet
    • Harness
    • Rock Shoes
    • Chalk Bag
    • ATC Belay Device
    • Three Pear or D-shaped Locking Carabiners
    • Two Personal Anchor Systems (at least one of which is to be cord or webbing)

Application Process

The course is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 18 or older.  All participants must be members of the Spokane Mountaineers. Join now if you are not a member already! Selection criteria considered will include, but not be limited to, date application was submitted, climbing experience, and previous participation with the Spokane Mountaineers.

The application link below will take you to a form. Please fill this out carefully and completely.