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Lead climbing is the foundation of all rope climbing. If you want to climb using a rope, you first need to learn lead climbing.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, such as lead climbing systems and belay mechanics, it’s time to move on to the next step, such as multi-pitch climbing.

This workshop is a workshop that teaches the rope work and other basic techniques for lead climbing.
Suitable for lead climbing beginners and those who want a refresher. The class will be held on the Beta 3F lead wall “Shinjuku Face”, so you can attend without worrying about the weather.
Lead climbing [Part 1] “Climbing technique” and [Part 2] “Belay technique” will be taught in two parts, combining classroom learning and practice.
Both have a lot of things to know and things to do, 2.5 hours for each part, 5 hours in total. It’s going to be a dense time.

Therefore, even if you take this course, you will not be able to practice lead climbing immediately at the lead gym or Sotoiwa.
It is necessary to practice repeatedly so that clipping and belaying can be performed smoothly, and to understand safety management such as the risks on rocky areas, how to use the correct gear, and what to do in case of a fall.

In Beta, students follow up on a safe lead climbing debut with:

1) Rope practice (every Monday from 19:00)
We hold rope practice sessions mainly for those who have taken the beta rope course (lead/multi).
Beta staff will be on hand to help you practice.
Participation by yourself is also fine. You can either practice with someone who has the same goal as you, or the staff will be your practice partner.
There is no participation fee. Only gym usage fee is OK.
Rope and gear rentals are free.

2) Free rope gear rental
Course participants can rent ropes and gear (ATC, harness, quickdraw) for free at any time.
Please come and practice when it is convenient for you.

3) Outer rock lead climbing beginner practice session
We are holding a lead climbing practice meeting at the outside rock.
It’s basically a top rope climbing practice, but I also practice climbing on a lead and belaying in consideration of my skills, etc., depending on the request.

4) Order rope course
We also offer courses on individual topics such as belaying and top rope fulcrum construction.
Content and schedule can be arranged according to your request.

Also, you can take the “Lead Climbing Beginner Course” course as many times as you like.
Let’s learn how to lead properly!

May dates

Part 7 (Sunday) 9:00-
Part 1 17 (Wednesday) 19:00-
Part 1 19 (Friday) 13:00-
Part 21 (Sun) 9:00-
Part 24 (Wednesday) 19:00-
Part 26 (Friday) 13:00-


[Course content]

[Part 1] Climb ———-
・ About the types of climbing Explain about bouldering / rope climbing (lead / top rope)
・Harness attached/Figure 8 knot
・An explanation of the grade, etc., which can be a challenge on the top rope
・Clip practice 
・Anchor types and safety
・Clip demonstration in lead climbing
・Explanation of NG4 actions (reverse clip/Z clip/entering between rope and wall/carrying down)
・About safety management such as zero pin and pre-clip
・Lead climbing practice on a pseudo-lead (staff belay)
*We will keep the figure 8 knot practice to a minimum, so please prepare and review.
We have prepared a video for preparation and review, so please see the bottom of the page.

[Part 2] Belay version———-
・Explanation of the types of belay devices and changes in belay methods (body belay such as square entanglement)
・Belay device braking experience
・Practice putting in and taking out a rope by wearing a belay device
・ Top rope belay demonstration Top rope belay practice (staff climbing)
・ Lead belay demonstration Lead belay practice (staff climbing)

[Date and time]
It is held several times a month, but the days of the week differ depending on the month.
Check the dates at the bottom of the page or on the gym calendar.

[Place] Beta [3F] Shinjuku Face
[Lecturer] Yasushi Ozawa (Beta Owner)
[Target] Inexperienced lead climbers & beginners
*Participation must be over 18 years old.
[Capacity] 6 people (reservation system, first-come-first-served basis)
Minimum number of participants 1 person

[Course fee]
4400 yen each (tax included)
*Gym usage fee included
*Please pay at the reception on the day.

Required: Climbing shoes, harness, belay device
Rental: Harnesses and belay devices are available for free rental. Rent climbing shoes (300 yen/bring your own socks) on the 1st floor and gather on the 3rd floor.

[Videos for preparation and review]
How to tie a figure eight knot (eight knot)

How to clip


If you would like to participate, please Beta store, call or email.

▼ Please tell us the following information at the store, by phone, or by e-mail.
1. Desired date of participation
2. Your name
3. Date of birth
4. Phone number (Please write the number where you can be contacted on the day)
5. Whether or not to rent (If yes, please describe the items you need)
6. Beta member or non-member (please write which one)
7. Participating schedule (example: 4/8 (Sat) before and after, etc.)

▼For e-mail: Please send an e-mail with the following address, subject, and text.
◆ E-mail address: info@beta-climbing.com
*Please replace the @ (at mark) with half-width characters.
◆Email Subject: ○/○ ○ time~Lead Climbing Beginner Course ○ Participation Request
◆E-mail text: Please write 1. to 7. in the previous section.
[Deadline] The deadline will be closed as soon as the application reaches the capacity.
[On the day] Please complete the reception (please pay the course fee) and change clothes at Beta [1F] about 30 minutes before the start of the course. Also, please complete the update as necessary.
* If you are not a beta member, you will need to register as a member, so please register in advance with Pre-registration is recommended.

For those who have applied, we will send you an e-mail from Beta Climbing Gym at a later date. If you do not receive a reply within 1-2 days after sending the participation application email, please call beta.

*Notice to everyone*
The [3F] climbing area may not be open to the general public during the course. We apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you for your understanding.

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