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Jul 15, 2014
I consider myself to still be a rookie climber with a lot of natural talent (or so I'd like to believe). I started climbing in a gym last October and am loving it. I've taken all the lead classes they offer and am lead certified. Unfortunately I still don't really know any other climbers and as a result have become a master of the auto belay. On the auto belay I am completing routes in the 11c/d range and when being belayed I am working routes in the 12a/b range.
I am happy with how I am progressing but feel that if I was climbing with an experienced partner I would be able to learn much more than what I am figuring out on my own. Also climbing outside is an experience that can not be topped. Additionally I do own all my own gear (ropes, quickdraws, grigri, etc..) and would really like for it to get put to use.
I get the feeling that most experienced climbers are hesitant to climb with a rookie, understandably. Just remember though, you had to start somewhere too. I may just surprise you.
I live in the Nashville area and am will to travel anywhere in the region for climbing. If you or you know anyone that may be will to climb with and teach me please let me know.
Jason Brenna
From Nashville, TN
Joined Jan 28, 2014
10 points
Jul 15, 2014
Nicely written.
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From Murfreesboro, TN
Joined Jul 11, 2007
2 points
Jul 16, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: The "crack"
If you ever make it down to the Asheville area let me know and we can get out on some multi-pitch trad climbs if your interested. photocodo
From Hendersonville, NC
Joined May 15, 2012
123 points
Jul 16, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Myself on Golden Showers
PMed. Hope to climb soon Lohan
From Young Harris, GA
Joined May 8, 2014
199 points
Jul 17, 2014
if chattanooga is in your range, i'll probably be there from around aug 3rd till September. My experience is more knowledge than skill (you climb wayyyyyy harder stuff than i have), but regardless i am more than willing to share my knowledge with a gym climber who is starting to get outside. i don't really know how the ratings go with ropes, but i find that i boulder 1-2 grades harder in the gym than outside, so i wouldn't suggest hopping on an .11 for your first outdoor climb. eli poss
From Durango, sometimes Chattanooga
Joined May 9, 2014
192 points

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