Trad Climbing

Trad Climbing, short for Traditional, is the purest form of protecting yourself as you climb. We teach American Mountain Guides Association techniques to give you the skills to place removable gear for leading and building anchors. This is a more advanced course. As Rick Watson once said, we will give you the necessary tools for your toolbox to be confident in choosing the right tool for the right situation. Learn these techniques at Enchanted Rock, but use them at any Trad area anywhere in the world. Trad climbing should be taught by someone who is trained in our opinion. Yes you can learn from your buddy, but you’ll be guaranteed to go through some growing pains. Don’t learn like we did and get taught the proper way. We advise taking a two day course and focus on crack climbing skills on the second day. If you have any questions please Contact Us anytime.


We offer this course at Enchanted Rock as it is the best place in the area to learn these techniques.


$99 per person 3-6 people
2 person private $149 per person
1 person private $225


Look at our booking page for your next group climbing event. Or, we can have a private class for you any day of the week.

General Information

Gear Included: Helmets, Climbing Shoes, Harnesses, Ropes

Payment required to confirm class. 72 hour cancellation notice required for refund of deposit Minus a $20 service fee. Rainouts will be called by Rock-About guides the day of the class. If class is canceled, fees will be refunded or held for a rain check.

You can form your own course or join a course on our registration page and calendar.

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As a beginner, I found the experience to be fantastic...I got much more than my money’s worth and highly recommend them.

Ben Butchko

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Cities/Locations Served

San Antonio
Enchanted Rock
Barton Creek / Green Belt
Reimer's Ranch
New Mexico

I wanted to let you know how much Ariel and I enjoyed our rock climbing experience at Enchanted Rock with Chris. I could not have asked for a better instructor for her.

Susan L. Reichenthal