Tom has been an instructor at the BRC for 7 years (he started when he was 15), but has never led a climb outdoors. Tom is an accomplished indoor climber and plenty strong, but never acquired the skills needed. We practiced at the BRC in the morning working on how to clip draws, building safe anchors, and cleaning routes. That afternoon we went to the Riviera and Tom safely led 4 climbs and cleaned all the anchors. He even lead a 5.10!