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By Ben Dubs
Feb 13, 2013
Elephant man

Hello fellow MPer’s!

Long story short – in preparation of an upcoming trip to Moab without a guide I am interested in doing two full day private lessons with a guide service in Red Rocks (also trying to escape the dreary Northeast weather…). One full day would be focused completely on trad lead and the second I am thinking possibly a multi-pitch/lesson for anchor building, leading safely etc. All of which I have read extensively on, and practice when I can but would like a formal instructor to learn from/asses placements.

So far the only guide service I have contacted (and am eagerly awaiting a response from) is Jackson Hole Mountain Guides – Red Rocks. I am curious if anyone would recommend them or another service for my needs or if I should modify my approach and use those two days in a more effective way.

Looking to go within the next couple coming weeks, on a weekend. Possibly a buddy or two would join me but I have no problem doing this 1 on 1. I really appreciate any help!


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By FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Feb 13, 2013

I would recommend JHMG in Red Rock. Mark Limage (JHMG in RR) will take good care of you. You'll be happy.


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By Andrew Yasso
Feb 13, 2013
Top of Rainbow Buttress

Ben,

I work for the American Alpine Institute and would be psyched to spend a few days helping you or you and your friends to develop your skills. I sent you a direct message. Please feel free to contact me.

Enjoy your time in the Desert Southwest.

-Andrew


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By Jared Garfield
Feb 13, 2013
Romancing the Stone

Just as a word of caution, if you plan on trying to trad lead on your own, you should be able to build anchors (regardless of # of pitches) in your sleep. Don't try to do too much too fast, looking back on it when I first started trad leading there were a few times where I just got real lucky I didnt fall. Have fun and be safe, good luck in Moab.


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By John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Feb 13, 2013

The primary guide for JHMG is a good friend of mine- I'd definitely recommend them for your goals.

For reference, the main guide services here in town are:

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides
American Alpine Institute
Red Rock Climbing Center
Mountain Skills (sorry Mike! totally spaced you guys!)

There are alot of out of town guides as well- if you live in a town with a well known guide service, they may run Red Rock guides in the spring and fall.


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By mike ward
Feb 14, 2013

Mountain Skills has been guiding in the Red Rocks for over 20 years.

climbingschoolusa.com/


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By Ben Dubs
Feb 14, 2013
Elephant man

I am 99% positive I will be using the JHMG service. I want to thank you guys for your positive insight and look forward to the beautiful RR area!


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