Looking for a climbing partner in the Springfield area. I just relocated here and signed up for indoor climbing at Zenith and am looking for a partner for both indoor and outdoor! I have a full sport and trad rack!
I used to live in Joplin (80 miles west of Springfield). Definitely check with the folks at Zenith. I know Everett Pauls the owner is a super nice guy. The community there is pretty good and I always found it easy to jump in with folks when I didn't have a partner. I think they have a partner finder board somewhere too for meetups.
For sport climbing I would say the best area locally is Horseshoe Canyon Ranch about 2 hours south in Arkansas. Tons of moderates with some neat harder stuff too.