3. When to Clip

In this gym lead climbing video, we review considerations for when to clip the lead rope into protection such as a pre-hung quickdraw.

Below are the three main considerations of determining when to clip while on lead:

1. Where you are clipping in relation to your body.

2. Clipping above your head, versus clipping by your waist.

3. Whether to clip the rope before a crux, or after a crux

The ideal place to clip a quickdraw, relative to your body while climbing, is between your shoulders and your waist. Attempting to clip anywhere above your head increases the fall potential.

We hope you found this video helpful. Feel free to comment below with questions or thoughts!


Please remember, climbing is inherently dangerous. Climb at your own risk.