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Looking for partner indoor/outdoor upstate SC, CLT, TN, etc.


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John Kelly · · Greenville, SC · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 45

Novice climber lead certified in gym climb/belay but only led mock outside with FOX guides. Have lead belayed 5-times with FOX guides (mostly Doug Lutz). Been with them 5-6 times from start of real rock climbing. 6 pitch to Table Rock summit is best multi picth. Did 5 single pitcy 5.6-5.8 at Red Rocks with guide. Different routes at Looking Glass. Can climb to 5.9 inside depending on rating. Have cleaned trad behind lead FOX guides multiple times and mock lead trad twice and did some mock sport leading inside. 

Just being honest I'm not an experienced climber but am safe. FOX guides let me lead belay them they were comfortable with my skill set doing that. Just don't want to be an anchor for a group of real good climbers, but would love to have a partner to belay for and belay for me inside/outside. Willing to travel. Want to learn.

Thanks

John Kelly · · Greenville, SC · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 45
waldo · · Knoxville, TN · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 30

John,


I live in TN near Obed and try to get over to NC as often as I can. Feel free to send me a message. 

John Kelly · · Greenville, SC · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 45

John

waldo · · Knoxville, TN · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 30

We have some great crags around here. T wall is great when the weather is cool, the cracks at t wall are amazing.  OBED is nice all year and has some great overhanging pumpy routes. I am up for climbing to NC but can't make it as often as I would like. 

John Kelly · · Greenville, SC · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 45
John Kelly · · Greenville, SC · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 45

Just looked up T-Wall on the route finder I guess there is east west, etc and seem to be a wide range from 5.11 to 5.5 so I'm guessing we can find something that we can do together. Plus I'm set for solo lead climbing on sport or top rope routes so if you want to go off do a 5.12c I can go do a 5.8 TR pitch.

I don't have many people to climb with so had to get with a solo setup. But its bomber no screwing around. Petzl Micro Axion as main, Petzly Gold Ascender as backup, Gri Gri2 for rapping, PAD, tons of quickdraws, biners, extended draws, and a parachute.Nawww..kidding on last. I don't do two ropes though just too much 9.8 Mammut 70 meter, stuff to build any anchor. So if we need to do different routes so you can be challenged NP. But hope we get to do some together.

John

Mike Gillam · · Elyria, Ohio · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 0

I am in Ohio, but willing to travel and have a pretty flexible schedule.  I do not lead anything hard, but will climb sport or trad.  I have gear.  West Virginia, Ky, N. Carolina, are all options. Haven't rock climbed much in the last couple of year due to ww kayaking....

John Kelly · · Greenville, SC · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 45
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