Regarding colorado, b.c., or Washington, is it a friendly community in these places for newbies?
In Colorado, I suppose it depends on where you go and who you run into. Ice festivals are a very friendly environment for everyone, and they are so much fun. As far as people go, some are not friendly towards beginners (that may have been my young age when I started, too) and others are! Climbing areas are scattered through the state which requires flexibility, unless you go to Ouray. There are lots of climbing options in Ouray that are close.
SavvageA From North Pole, AK Joined Jan 30, 2012 20 points