Hey! I’m looking for a second person to hire a guide with to have a focused day learning all things Trad (placement, anchors, safety, etc.). It makes it much more affordable to have a second or third person. My friends have told me they had a great experience with Chockstone Climbing Guides (based out of Terrebonne/Bend). I’ve since followed them on trad routes and I see how much they learned, as well as the the confidence/safety they have in their placements.
A little about me: I’ve been climbing consistently since 2020, leading since 2021 and wanting to step into the world of trad. I have a single rack up to 3”.
I’m hoping to do a guided day between now and September 23rd. My schedule is somewhat flexible, so I could do a weekday or weekend.
Let me know if you’re interested in teaming up to do a guided day with similar goals in mind.
Chockstone is great and has some wonderful guides. Smith is also a good venue to learn at!
Hope you find a good partner to link up with for a course down there. If you haven't already, try some local facebook groups. Lots of people out there wanting to learn some skills.
And seriously... Don't hire a pirate guide. Seek qualified instruction and you will thank yourself later. I will gladly connect you with *certified* folk if it keeps you from paying some random from the internet.