Rappel the PNC building in downtown Akron! — nearly 300 feet!

Would you like to RAPPEL down a skyscraper ?!?!?!

PNC bldg

Go OVER THE EDGE for Hattie Larlham!

Click here to access the Hattie Larlham website

Last year was a blast and this year will be, too!


Scroll down for volunteer opportunities!


Hattie Larlham and special events company Over the Edge are giving thrill-seekers the opportunity to rappel for a cause. Now in its second year, Over the Edge for Hattie Larlham gives fundraisers the opportunity to rappel 22 stories down the building at One Cascade Plaza in downtown Akron, Ohio. Participants who raise at least $1500 will go over the edge on Saturday, August 29, 2015. All funds raised through Over the Edge for Hattie Larlham benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities. Learn more about Hattie Larlham by visiting our website, www.hattielarlham.org.

Over the Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations. The company requires every rappelling site to complete a comprehensive site inspection and safety plan. Over the Edge employs IRATA or SPRAT-certified industrial rope specialists to train and prepare participants the day of the event.

For more information about Over the Edge for Hattie Larlham, including sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Tonnie Alliance at (330) 274-2272, ext. 3069; tonnie.alliance@hattielarlham.org or
Wendy Voelker at (330) 274-2272, ext. 3087; wendy.voelker@hattielarlham.org






































contact Jill at Lead On Climbing!  



We need skilled rope volunteers:
Click here to access Over the Edge volunteer info and sign-up!
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2014 Rock climbing and rappelling classes!





Contact us for more information!

Private guiding and instruction in rock climbing and rappelling is available this summer for individuals and small groups.

Our schedule is filling quickly, so don’t delay!

Also, follow these links for information on a great rappelling opportunity that supports Hattie Larlham!  “Over the Edge for Hattie Larlham” is a fundraiser supporting services for children and adults with developmental disabilities in Ohio.

Raise enough money and YOU can rappel off of the 23 story PNC building in downtown Akron on August 30th!


2013 Rock Climbing at Hinckley Reservation’s Whipp’s Ledges!

Great news!  Scheduling for this season is underway!

Are you ready to take your indoor climbing skills to the Great Outdoors?  We offer classes for all skill levels to introduce you to outdoor climbing, as well as improve your skills and prepare you for the greater challenge of REAL ROCK.

Already climb outside?  What would you like to learn and develop to take you to the next level?  We can help you get there!  Not sure where you want to go?  Trust our more than two decades of experience to guide you.

2013 private courses are customized to meet your needs.  Contact us to learn how we can help you develop your safety and skills!

We are looking forward to climbing with you!

– Lead On Climbing


Rock Climbing Instruction this weekend at Hinckley Reservation

Whipp's Ledges- Main wall area

Register for this weekend’s classes at Hinckley Reservation! End of Summer SALE: Classes $75 per person, and open climbing $40 (we provide belayers). Rock Climbing 101 (belay & technique); Anchors (top-rope set-up); Rappelling; Open Climbing (registration required)….

Saturday, August 13th
Anchors: 7:30am
Rock Climbing 101: 8am
Open Climbing: 9am-noon
Rappelling 101: 1pm

Sunday, August 14th
Call for scheduling and availability

All classes require advanced registration.

Advance your skills and knowledge with us!
jill {at} LeadOnClimbing {dot} com

Welcome to our NEW website!

Lead On Climbing is YOUR link to safety!  Our AMGA and PCGI certified instructors offer classes in rock climbing, rappelling, safety, self-rescue, rope management, and technique for novice through advanced climbers.  We also first aid courses, including Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR and AED, and CPR for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers (American Red Cross Certification).


Jill Gallagher, MA, SPI, SPG, WFR
Director, Lead On Climbing

jill {at} LeadOnClimbing {dot} com