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Aid climbing and anchor lessons

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Joshua Shockley · · Portage, Indiana · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 0

I'm looking to take some lessons on building trad anchors and also would like to learn to aid climb.  I feel pretty confident in my anchor building but would like to get an outside perspective and some advice to be more sound.  Aid climbing I have no previous experience doing and would like to learn to do so.  Any recommendations on a guide to go over these things with me? Thanks for the advice.

Josh 

Julian H · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 5

Get a guide to teach you

Nick Battaglia · · Brigham City, UT · Joined Oct 2018 · Points: 0

The mountaineers books are a great source to get started.

Joshua Shockley · · Portage, Indiana · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 0

Thanks all.  Any recommendations for a local guide?

jackii Brandt-Mudge · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 10

Utah Mountain Guides

Johnathon Vickers (contact through Momentum) or Red River Adventures

Ron O · · middle of nowhere, southern… · Joined Apr 2018 · Points: 0

I specialize in aid.
(AMGA certified)

Duncan Domingue · · Scott, LA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 0
Ron O wrote: I specialize in aid.
(AMGA certified)

This is like Jesus offering to give you barefoot water skiing lessons, you'd be silly to pass it up!

tenesmus · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2004 · Points: 2,440

+1 on calling Jonathan Vickers. He's local and would be a great resource. It'll save you a ton of effort to jump in with him.

Tom Hore · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 190
tenesmus wrote: +1 on calling Jonathan Vickers. He's local and would be a great resource. It'll save you a ton of effort to jump in with him.

Jonathan????  Aid climbing??? You mean French Freeing don't you?    

Tom Hore · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 190

I believe this individual would be a competent mentor for the craft.  Looks like he has all the correct equipment.
Write back I'll give you his number.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Northern Utah & Idaho
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