Beginner seeking partner/mentor

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Beginner seeking partner/mentor

Post by Vly » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:21 pm

Hello all,

I have been climbing for about four months indoors. Absolutely loving it and eager to get outdoors. I've asked around a bit to other climbers I've met about going outdoors but unfortunately have not been able to find anyone interested in taking me out. I currently have shoes and a harness. I've top roped indoors, but have not been able to lead climb yet. If anyone is willing to show me the ropes I would greatly appreciate it. I live just south of Louisville. Thanks to all those who have made the Gorge and this site possible!!!

Thanks,

Ashley

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Re: Beginner seeking partner/mentor

Post by smada » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:50 am

hi, ashley. do you know how to lead belay?
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Re: Beginner seeking partner/mentor

Post by clif » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:28 pm

hello

sounds like a nice offer and I hope you've had a number of reliable offers. if not, I may risk the heat and try a trip sometime this summer if you want to plan something, i'd be coming from north carolina.

also, here is a pretty good deal (?)
http://www.mountaingear.com/webstore/Ge ... 640843.htm
training is for people who care, i have a job.

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Re: Beginner seeking partner/mentor

Post by Ken84il » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:14 am

I moved to Louisville this Jan and have been itching to get back down to the gorge.. What are good days for you? I'm off on Wed and Thursdays.

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Re: Beginner seeking partner/mentor

Post by Vly » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:41 pm

I'm sorry for the slow reply.

Hi Smada, I have never lead belayed before. The local gym I go to doesn't allow lead climbing.

Hey Clif, that is an extremely kind offer. I was lucky enough to find a guy locally to offer some help. However, I would still be happy to climb with you if you are coming this way. I have not gone out yet, but am hoping to in July. I know its gonna be hot, but it should still be good practice to get on real rock and learn as much as I can about gear.

Hi Ken, unfortunately I work Mon through Fri. I'm only available during the weekends. but thank you very much for the offer!!

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Re: Beginner seeking partner/mentor

Post by veela-valoom » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:19 am

Have you considered joining the climbing meetup group? While we don't do outdoor meetups (liability worries) we're a friendly group to climb indoors with and sometimes people meet outdoor climbing partners that way. We meet twice a week and switch between Rocksports and Climb Nulu. http://www.meetup.com/Louisville-Rock-Climbing/

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Re: Beginner seeking partner/mentor

Post by tyler.yarbrough » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:26 pm

If you're looking to get involved with the climbing community in Louisville you should also check out Elemental Climbing Club -- www.elementalclimbingclub.com and also https://www.facebook.com/groups/Elementalclimbingclub/ -- we have members of all ability and experience levels and are just generally pretty stoked about going out to the gorge and getting strong. Show up at nulu most nights and you'll see a bunch of our crew.

Welcome to town!

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Re: Beginner seeking partner/mentor

Post by Vly » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:20 am

Veela and Tyler, thank you very much for that info!! I will be checking that out for sure!! I love this community already!

Looks like I should be getting out to the Red this month!!!

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Re: Beginner seeking partner/mentor

Post by fasteddie » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:09 am

Vly,
I live in Lexington and am looking for partners. Do you have any interest in Trad climbing. Nice fun and easy stuff. Let me know if you are interested. I will soon be able to do most any weekend.

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