Looking For Climbing Partners


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Fred P · · Hercules, CA · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

Hello. I have been climbing for only a few weeks. My first outdoor climb was just this past weekend. What a rush and a sense of accomplishment. I didn't have a climbing partner. The guide and one other person was switching off. I live in the Bay Area, CA. Anyone near want to do some indoor or outdoor climbing Top Rope. Hit me up.

-Fred

Faulted Geologist · · Lawrence, KS · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 8

Fred,
Welcome to climbing and MP! Climbing never stops being amazing, just different adventures and challenges.

I would recommend going to your local gym for a membership. Take their belay courses (super cheap compared to a guide), then climb 2-3x/week while meeting other climbers. Follow the advice in the sticky thread above.

Go buy your harness & belay device (Petzl package is great), and non-aggressive shoes from your local retailer as a start.

Happy trails!

Fred P · · Hercules, CA · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

Thanks. Yea I did all that and got all my gear. I will probably go to the top roping gym more then. I do got membership but it's at an all bouldering gym. Thanks for the tips.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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