intermediate climber looking for mentor

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sandersjoshyay
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intermediate climber looking for mentor

Post by sandersjoshyay » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:42 pm

I just moved back to Colorado and have gotten back into climbing, I've had summits in the Alps, the Cascades, Apps and all of the Front range minus Longs and Decalibron. Unfortunately, my winter climbing experience is limited, however; I have received formal training on Mt Baker. I'm currently hoping to find an experienced climber who would be willing to help me tune up my winter skills, I would ideally like to climb every other weekend so long as the weather is favourable. If you are experienced; know someone who is, or have advice please feel free to contact me.
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Re: intermediate climber looking for mentor

Post by bmcqueen » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:51 pm

You should come to the Winter Welcomer 11/3 (https://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... 95#p675195). Great way to meet folks and get some cold weather experience.
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Re: intermediate climber looking for mentor

Post by CheapCigarMan » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:15 am

I'm also looking for someone or others in which I can learn from.

- Gear I should get
- Climbing partner / mentor
I should be on a mountain
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Re: intermediate climber looking for mentor

Post by CoHi591 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:22 am

Throwing it out there that I'm in the same boat. Looking to step up the game a little bit (though this is my last winter in CO before moving to the cascades) whether that means a mentor or a buddy at about the same level as me to learn beside. Comfortable on class 4 in summer but I am horrified by avalanche terrain and have no technical experience on snow/ice other than basic self-arrest and the things that sometimes come up in spring/summer. Social worker salary makes it tough to throw down huge amounts for classes, but I am going to try to get some formal training this winter/spring.
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Re: intermediate climber looking for mentor

Post by RyGuy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:37 am

Definitely come to the Winter Welcomer and get to know some folks, plus grab some experience!

I'll try to do a FAQ like we have in previous years to help ensure folks are prepared in the next couple days.

-Ryan
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