Trying to learn trad


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eldorfy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0

Hey y'all...I have been climbing for about two years now and really want to learn how to trad climb. I am going to be dirtbagging it around over summer and will be around socal until June 20th and am wondering if anyone would mind taking me out and teaching me the fundamentals of placing/cleaning gear and building anchors. I promise to show my gratitude with beers and belays. 

thanks,

Josh

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

If you're around San Luis Obispo, get in touch and I'll spend some time with you. Here's the local crag:

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/bishop-peak/105737100


Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,265

"Trying to learn trad"

Grasshopper, before you can learn "Trad", you must fully explain what exactly it is.

What exactly IS, "Trad"?

Old lady H · · Boise, Idaho · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 265
FrankPS wrote:

If you're around San Luis Obispo, get in touch and I'll spend some time with you. Here's the local crag:

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/bishop-peak/105737100


Thank you, Frank. You're a good guy.

:-) H.

Nick Sweeney · · Spokane, WA · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 650
Locker wrote:What exactly IS, "Trad"?

It's, like, a lifestyle, man.

Mike Slavens · · Houston, TX · Joined Jan 2009 · Points: 35
Locker wrote:

What exactly IS, "Trad"?

Trad IS rad

Aleks Zebastian · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 175

climbing friend,

eldorfy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0
Locker wrote:

"Trying to learn trad"

Grasshopper, before you can learn "Trad", you must fully explain what exactly it is.

What exactly IS, "Trad"?

_____________________________________________

I guess what I am trying to say is my goal is to learn to lead climb via the act of cleanly placing active and passive forms of protection as well as learning how to build multidirectional anchors so I can tackle multipitch climbs. Is that more specific or should I clarify further?

John Barritt · · OKC · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 1,053

Weedhopper, you have just described how to build a watch without mentioning the concept of time.

;)

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Rough crowd - the guy asks for some help and gets a bunch of guff. An unruly mob.

John Barritt · · OKC · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 1,053
FrankPS wrote:

Rough crowd - the guy asks for some help and gets a bunch of guff. An unruly mob.

You granted his wish in post #2........we're just filling out the thread with some weak humor.

Pretty cool of you BTW......JB

Sam Cieply · · Venice, CA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 10
FrankPS wrote:

Rough crowd - the guy asks for some help and gets a bunch of guff. An unruly mob.

I climb with Dorfy a lot, he is a good dude and he can handle the guff. I am also loving this thread!

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Yeah, most of the flak is pretty good-natured. 

Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,265

Serious people, please step to the fucking back of the line where you belong.

THANKS!

Old lady H · · Boise, Idaho · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 265
Locker wrote:

Serious people, please step to the fucking back of the line where you belong.

THANKS!

R U Fing SERIOUS????

Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,265


^^^

You can't be fuking serious.

Are you fuking serious?

Mark E Dixon · · Sprezzatura, Someday · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 549
Locker wrote:

Serious people, please step to the fucking back of the line where you belong.

THANKS!

And please keep quiet while doing so. 

Old lady H · · Boise, Idaho · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 265
Locker wrote:


^^^

You can't be fuking serious.

Are you fuking serious?

Never. But the back of the line is sounding pretty fun, with all the fuking going on back there.

ColinW · · San Diego, CA · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 70
eldorfy wrote:

Hey y'all...I have been climbing for about two years now and really want to learn how to trad climb. I am going to be dirtbagging it around over summer and will be around socal until June 20th and am wondering if anyone would mind taking me out and teaching me the fundamentals of placing/cleaning gear and building anchors. I promise to show my gratitude with beers and belays. 

thanks,

Josh

Josh, hit me up cub scout. If our schedules work out, I'll be happy to meet you at Mission Gorge in San Diego and show you the basics of gear placement and some do's & don'ts. It's not rocket science, you just need a good mentor.    You won't die if you do it correctly. 

Tradman Man · · Lake Forest · Joined May 2012 · Points: 0

Follow these simple Trad rules and you should be fine. 

Rule 1) Don't hit the ground!  

Rule 2) Don't hit a ledge!  

Rule 3) Ponder safety third! 

Rule 4) Don't hit your belayer!

There are more rules Grasshoper you must master these first. 

corpse · · jtree area · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 5
ColinW wrote:

You won't die if you do it correctly. 

why lie?

he will die regardless.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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