/ Novice climber North West keen to get climbing
I'm a 40 yr old novice looking for help with indoor/outdoor climbing. I've done some top roping with my wife at my local indoor wall. I've just come back from El Chorro where I did 4 days climbing. I managed to do some leading up to 6b, I also did a 4 pitch route, this was all with a guide. So I have a bit of an idea but I'm far from a climber.
I'm looking to climb and learn as much as possible as fast as free time/cash will allow.
I have a harness and shoes, I've just got a sling, some carabiners and a belay device. I'm trying to build my kit up but most importantly I'm keen and willing to learn.
If anyone can help with clubs,buddies,training or how to progress that would be really cool!
If anyone fancies a bit of a laugh at a chubby old geeza out of his depth send me a message.
Basically I just wanna climb so will take anything, sounds desperate maybe but there ya go I'm a wannabe climbing whore ha ha
Thanks in advance
might be able to help, am able to take you and / or your partner out for a few days to give you some info on trad climbing if you are interested, lakes, or wales, as l will be heading down there a lot.
l have just finished work, and will be looking to climb with people for the next few months, prob best to give it a week or two for the weather to settle, then am on for getting out.
http://www.lancashirecavingandclimbingclub.co.uk/home/ might suit you.
Jake, can you make it out midweek?
Anyone else willing to take an enthusiastic duffer out midweek?
Otherwise, email me if you don't get any better offers.
Also try looking at Facebook page "Lakeland Climbers with a day off" for others to get out with
Thanks for the posts and the people who have emailed me! Really shocked and chuffed, thanks.
I'm going out the next 2 weekends then I'm off to Antalya for a week, with any luck I can sponge some climbing there too. I forgot to say I live in Wigan but I'm willing to travel anywhere. Will be light nights soon so if anyone who lives near by is up for climbing, I'll be game too!
I've emailed Lancashire climbing and caving club and I've just joined the Facebook group thanks.
I'm even more keen now with all these replies and I promise to return the favour if I ever get competent.
That's not far from us, will definitely give you s shout over the next few weeks!
Join the club! I can just about top-rope some 6bs and I've been climbing regularly for 3 years, and I definitely wouldn't lead one.
Yeah I'll pm you once I work out how to do it ha ha
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