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Top rope building and learning to lead courses

Nick on pitch 2 Andrew 5.4 The Trapps

Nick at pitch 3 belay Andrew 5.4 The Trapps

I’ve been going out all week with Nick from Harlem to teach him how to build top rope anchors and learning to lead.  With a full week of teaching anchoring skills Nick is going to become the master at anchors and have a really good foundation for leading trad routes here at the Gunks.  I love to teach.  It is so fun to watch someone with little to no skills in the morning bark out master point, BFK, redundancy, and equalization by 12:00pm.  Nick is a quick learner so I decided to climb some multi-pitch routes to cement different anchors a climber would see and rappelling with friction hitch back ups for safety.  Here is Nick on the exsposed Andrew 5.4 pitch 2 belay area.  Hangin it all out in space and trusting the gear.

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