Forgive me if this is not the place to post this, but I'm looking for a partner to help teach me trad/multipitch in the NC area (Western NC, pilot, Stone mountain, Crowders, NRG even, literally anywhere). I primarily sport climb at my home crag Crowders (I attend nursing school at nearby Gardner-Webb University), however I am working at Duke Hospital in Durham for the summer and don't mind traveling just about anywhere in the southeast to climb. I lead 5.11a comfortably on sport but am very eager to learn climbing on gear and open up more of what NC, and the Southeast, has to offer. I have a car, rope, draws, harness, helmet, etc (excluding trad gear), and if you tell me your favorite brew Ill buy you a case of that too in exchange for any mentoring in trad/multipitch! Im beyond itching to learn more about climbing on gear! If any of you are willing to take out this amateur and teach him how to climb on gear I would be beyond ecstatic and can work around any schedule!