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Looking to follow experienced trad leaders - Anywhere in Utah


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Matthew Derrell Williams · · Holladay, Utah · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 155

Heya MP friends, I'm coming to the realization that I need to follow some more experienced trad climbers to learn about better placements and practices while gaining more experience.

I have climbed about 30 pitches of trad, mostly easy routes (think 5.6 and below) since I was leading or swapping leads but haven't quite been able to push my comfort level leading into a more moderate range.

I can probably follow up to the 5.10 range and I'm climbing sport up to about the 5.11a range. I've mostly "face climbed" the last few months here around SLC and in the Gunks before that, with a few cracks and other styles thrown in but I'm up for learning and trying more in the desert if you need a belay or extra gear and want to let me follow or top rope!

I'm up for heading anywhere in Utah on the weekends, around SLC on the weekdays.

Have a full rack with a few doubles, rope, etc.

Matthew Derrell Williams · · Holladay, Utah · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 155

Bump!

No one wants to impart all of their wisdom on me?!

Ball · · Oakridge, OR · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 70

Sounds like work, LOL

Matthew Derrell Williams · · Holladay, Utah · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 155

Ha yeah, that's probably true - figured I'd at least give it a shot :)

Sunny-D · · SLC, Utah · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 700

I could go out with you. I have 25 years of trad experience and used to teach college courses.
I typically try to get out early (dawn patrol) let me know if you are interested.
Dallen

Ball · · Oakridge, OR · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 70

I'd jump on that Derrell. Be sure to bring punch & pie

Matthew Derrell Williams · · Holladay, Utah · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 155

Baking the pies now haha and I'll pm you Sunny-D, thanks!

Roy Suggett · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 6,480

It is to your credit that you seek knowledge from experience.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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