September 1, 2010
I am an indoor 5.8/5.9 climber, with no outdoor face experience. I have six years of experience training belayers and doing rope work. I am fully versed in all belay/rappel methods and equipment, as well as rescue and SRT.
I would like to improve my climbing ability in a wall setting. I would also like to learn lead climbing techniques and get the chance to experience outdoor climbing at some point. I doubt I'd be interested in trad climbing, just sport and top rope.
I ran into the Raleigh Rock Climbing Meetup on 8/31 at Vertical Edge. A member suggested I look up the group on Meetup.com
Hi! My name is Evan and I'm a 21-year-old student from Raleigh. I have spent the last six years working as the director of various Triangle climbing programs. This year I have renewed my interest in wall climbing and look forward to meeting you all.
I had a great time on my first Meetup. My girlfriend and I met a bunch of terrific people and had a lot of fun climbing with them. Plus, dinner afterwards was at a fantastic Chinese/Thai place that I never would have found otherwise. I'll definitely be attending more meetups in the future.