I've been sport climbing for a little over a year now and I am absolutely dying to learn to trad climb. I have limited knowledge of trad climbing, but I know how to place gear and build anchors. I would just like someone to make sure i'm doing everything right. If there is anyone in the southern Illinois area that would be willing to teach me the basics, it would be greatly appreciated. I am comfortable leading sport up to 5.12a, and I am willing to lead or follow up to 5.8 or 5.9 trad, maybe higher.