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Colorado Sport Climber Looking for Trad Guru near Asheville, NC

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James Plunkett · · Asheville, NC · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 0

I've just relocated to Asheville, NC from Colorado where I climbed sport (lead 5.10) and dabbled in trad. I've been in the gym since September and am itching to get outside. I'm in the process of putting a proper rack together but would like to apprentice with someone willing to show me the ways of Western NC's traditional routes.

I'm looking for someone who has the time/interest in getting out in the areas around Asheville to show a western sport climber the glory of proper trad climbing. I have a full sport rack, multi-pitch set up, and 70m rope. Will supply ample belays, compliments, and thanks to trad guru. I climb often at the Smoky Mountain Adventure Center and would be happy to meet there to trade sport leads indoors first.

Thanks so much!

Robert Branch · · Burnsville, NC · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 25

James: E-mail me please. I think I can help you out.

Robert Branch

Russ Keane · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 150

Don't Fear The Gear!!!

Good luck man. Trad is a worthy game.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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