Trad Climbing Instruction

This video is a great introduction, but nothing beats hands on lessons from a knowledgeable climber.  Hiring a guide is well worth the price.  It will jumps tart your trad climbing.  Stay on the look out for some of the great clinics that the Touchstone gyms have to offer as well.  Many of the clinics will teach you the fundamentals and the advanced techniques necessary to climb long trad routes.

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