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Apr 25, 2012
I just started getting into trad climbing and I would love to find someone who knows more than me that would be willing to teach me some of the basics and what not. I am 18 and live in the seattle area (bellevue) and would like to learn as much as I can before I leave for Utah in the fall. I have been climbing for about 2 years and can lead and top rope 5.10b-10d sport routes. I do most of my climbing at north bend but would love to try any new areas. If you would be able/willing to teach me anything I would greatly appreciate it!

[edit] I figured based off of feedback I have gotten I should put up some more information. I have done some trad climbs, but not much and am really looking for someone to critique my placement and be able to offer advice on trad specific practices. I am more than willing to help belay on projects other people are working on and will happily follow and clean gear to learn more about how others place gear. I am in good shape and will gladly carry more than my share of gear. I listen well and am good at following through on directions.[/edit]

gskis Ray
Joined Mar 12, 2011
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Apr 25, 2012
Hope you find someone, but if not, it's not like Utah doesn't have climbers. In fact, your options there are soooo much more than Seattle ;-) Dan G.
Joined Mar 5, 2011
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Apr 26, 2012
heads up - reckless people seem to look for someone like yourself to inflate their ego while unintentionally putting you at risk. So, always think for yourself and be careful who you rope up with / follow advice from.

Read this quality link on mentors: .

I would be more inclined to take you out but I already have someone I'm putting effort into. My advice for mentoring.. be specific what you want to learn, be PSYCHED!!, and being fit/intelligent/humble is always a plus.

Inquire at the local college/university outdoor club for student-run trips.

Good luck.
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