Mountain Skills Climbing Guides and Gunks Rock Climbing Instruction

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Gunks Learn to Lead Courses with Mountain Skills Climbing Guides


My belaying the second up after mock leading a pitch

Justin mock leading and placing prtection

Justin mock leading and placing prtection

Saturday and Sunday Chuck Boyd and I had three clients from Boston doing a two day Learn to Lead Course.  I decided to have two guides on with three clients to make sure everyone was learning as much as possible.  These guys really learned a ton of information in two days.  I think it really opened there eyes to the world of anchor building and leading.  Chuck and I went over anchor building, belaying with a Munter hitch off the anchor, rappel back ups, gear placements and safety on Saturday.  On Sunday we did mock leading and belaying the second up with simu-rappelling for a good eight hours or so.  These courses are a great way to start getting some freedom.   They are best done over two days to allow all the information to really sink in.  With a low ratio the learning is maximized.

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