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Wanting to learn how to trad climb at Trout Creek, OR


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Aiden Todrick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 35

Hi guys, I want to learn how to trad climb as the topic title said. I've gone sport climbing and enjoy it but I feel as there is something missing. Thus, I'm lead to trad climbing. There's a 5.9 hand crack and a 5.11a finger crack at the gym I go to that I have climbed but since that's the only crack climbing I've done and indoor grading is not always representative of outdoor climbing anyways, I am in need of someone to show me how to do this right.... I live in Medford, if anyone is interested let me know. Thanks.

Happy climbing,

Aiden

Kyle Tarry · · Portland, OR · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 162

Trout creek is pretty stiff (grades) and doesn't have a lot of easy routes.  I would recommend you start out at the lower gorge at Smith, Shakespeare Wall, Catwalk Cliff, and Student Wall have lots of mellower crack climbing.

Politically Correct Ball · · From WA to AZ · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 5

I'll be at Moolack this week. Tougher than Trout, though so you'll get thrashed. 

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