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New to Trad: split a guided day with me?

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Katie V · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2022 · Points: 0

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.


Welker Dash · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2022 · Points: 0

I may not be a guide but with enough money I could teach you what you want to know

rl23455 · · Portland, OR · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 246

let me know if you are interested in just trad climbing, Tom

Tyler Stockdale · · Joshua Tree · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 490

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. 

Brian Johnson · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 55

Check out the new company Upward Transitions Institute. They do intro to trad instruction as well despite it not being on their website at the moment.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Pacific Northwest
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