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Kara Matassino · · Atlanta, GA · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

Hey all. I'm kind of green to climbing and would love some help finding a veteran climber willing to share their time and knowledge with me. I want to respect to mentor/apprentice relationships that older climbers went through to get where they are today. I'm willing to put in the time and work to build a good knowledge base of the climbing disciplines. 

My name is Kara. I'm a female, 22, about to graduate college. I live in the Atlanta area. If anyone is interested I would love to learn all that you have to offer. I have basic sport knowledge (belay, cleaning, rapelling). I'm just looking to improve technique, build a mentor relationship with someone who has been around the block!!   

Please let me know if you would like to take someone under your wing to show me the ropes.



Brandon.Phillips · · Portola, CA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 55

What kind of things are you hoping to learn? Just sport climbing and technique, or venture into the world of trad and multipitch?

Kara Matassino · · Atlanta, GA · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

I would like to get into trad and mutlipitch! I want to be well rounded in multiple disiplines.  

Ezra Ellis · · Hotlanta · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 0


You should check out the Atlanta climbing club on Facebook, some good people there.

Obviously seek out mentors at stone summit,

I'm way too busy with my kids to be of any help at this point,

Best of luck

spellstrike · · Duluth · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 23

Yeah, You're going to want to meet the Atlanta climbing club. They have a social meeting tonight and a gear swap if you can make it out tonight.

spellstrike · · Duluth · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 23

Also, the mentoring thing is actually more of a new thing. the real old climbers just figured it out.

Buddy Smith · · GA · Joined May 2017 · Points: 40

Kara, I'm back in the game after a hiatus and I'm getting my chops back. I spent 1994 in a van climbing all over the US. Was out of the game for a while and have been back in the gym since November. I climb at Wall Crawlers (member), and I've been to Lost Wall a couple of times this month. I need partners with transportation to hit Lost Wall, Sandrock, and other nearby crags. I have all the gear for TR, trad, and sport, and I've been told that I'm a good teacher. PM me if you'd like to hit the gym or the crags. I'm happy to mentor new climbers as long as you're safe and don't wig out over a scraped knee or something! I usually have Monday and Tuesday off, and I'm free till 3 most days (work nights). Let's climb!

oh, and spellstrike, I was mentored back in the day! Assuming our definition of a mentor is the same...

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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