/ Know anyone teaching trad from around Glasgow?

rockface - on 12 Nov 2017

Experienced indoor lead and moderately experienced outdoor climber looking for instruction on trad. Redpointing 6c+ outdoors. If you're just starting out as an instructor and willing to give a discount, or just a kind person willing to share your knowledge, then let me know. Cheers!
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FactorXXX - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to rockface:

The other alternative is to go out climbing with a mate. Drop some grades and have a bag full of fun learning to trad climb using your own initiative.
Rigid Raider - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to rockface:

Somehow this post makes me feel a bit sad; the sport of rock climbing has been so reduced to a series of moves in an entirely artificial environment that some people actually don't know how to go out, find a piece of rock and climb up it using ropes to protect themselves. The same applies to so-called mountain bikers who have only ever cycled in the artificial environment of a trail centre and have never just taken a map and ridden out into the mountains to enjoy the real environment. What a strange situation.
Pids - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to rockface:

Have you looked out the window recently - there won't be much trad climbing done for the next wee while around Glasgow!

Why not hook up with one of the clubs in the local area, they will have experienced folk who are willing to pass on advice / knowledge and will generally take you out in the local crags when the weather warms up.
MFB - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to Pids:

you should move to Cumbria - sun splitting trees
Fraser on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to MFB:

As it is in Glasgow ;) It's just Baltic cold!
MFB - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to Fraser:

Just got call, off to Yorkshire, controversial!
climbwhenready - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to Rigid Raider:

Cheer up, the guy's climbing 6c+ outdoors.

"Find a piece of rock and climb up it" as advice for learning trad climbing is a good way to get yourself killed.
rockface - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to FactorXXX:

I'd rather take the guesswork out of it... broken bones are more costly than trad instruction.
rockface - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to Pids:

Yeah, I suppose it was wishful thinking. I'll ask around and see if I can find someone in a club.
rockface - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to Rigid Raider:

Sounds quite elitist, but I understand where you're coming from. I do actually go out and climb up rock using ropes (on bolted routes).
Pids - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to Pids:

Love it, offer a guy advice (to join a club, meet other climbers and learn from them) and got a dislike - wonder why so many people choose not to post, oh well.

Rockface - hope you manage to find folk to take you out and show you the ropes, best speak to folk though as opposed to posting on here it seems
TRip - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to rockface:

Hi there,

I’m currently training to become a mountain guide.

I need to practice teaching climbing, as I prepare for my assessment next September.

I would be more than happy to introduce you to climbing for a couple of days. Realistically it won’t be until spring 2018 now, as the weather’s not great.

I’m based between North Wales and Sheffield, but would be more than happy to meet you in the Lakes District and climb there for a few days.

Drop me an email if you’re interested. It would probably be best if you brought along a keen mate, as you can both learn together.

Tom
MFB - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to rockface:
You could probably get a lot out of a decent book

https://rockrun.com/blogs/the-flash-rock-run-blog/10-great-instructional-books-for-climbers

Craig Luebens book might cover most topics

South facing crags on sunny days can great all year round
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