Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Looking for climbing partner(s) near Boulder on 4/23
View Latest Posts in This Forum or All Forums
Page 1 of 1.  
Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
 
Apr 14, 2016
My partner and I will be in the Boulder area for the weekend and we would love to get out and climb. We're pretty new to the sport, I haven't climbed outside without someone who knew what they were doing (and even that was a few years ago), and he's never climbed outside. At the gym we climb 5.8-5.10 and V1-3 range, but I know that grades vary by gym, so I'm not sure how that translates. Neither of us has lead climbed before, but we can both top rope belay.

We're thinking of trying the Flatirons or maybe Eldorado Canyon.

Since we're from out of town and pretty new, we won't have much gear, but we can offer beer/Clif bars/maybe dinner or something? Plus we're generally nice and fun to be around!

I'd really hate to be in Boulder and not get a chance to climb there!
maggalaggadingdong
From Milwaukee, WI
Joined Apr 14, 2016
0 points
Apr 14, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Young Good Free Face, 11b
Boulder Canyon is a great place for beginning to lead 5.8. Most routes are over bolted and there are 3 and 4 star gems all over the canyon.

I love taking new people climbing, but two gumbies at once sounds more like a charity project :-)

Good luck.. and don't forget... yer gonna die!!
J. Broussard
From CordryCorner
Joined Feb 21, 2011
112 points
Apr 14, 2016
Yeah, I know. We're going to take a lead class and an anchor building class this year, but we won't be able to take them before this particular trip, so we're just hoping to find someone feeling charitable. Or hungry. =p maggalaggadingdong
From Milwaukee, WI
Joined Apr 14, 2016
0 points
Apr 14, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Young Good Free Face, 11b
In case you can't find someone through this site. Here's another option:
coloradomountainschool.com/gui...
J. Broussard
From CordryCorner
Joined Feb 21, 2011
112 points
Apr 14, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Estes Park Yart
+1 for CMS, especially if y'all are psyched on experiencing Eldo. Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
Joined Oct 20, 2007
176 points
Apr 15, 2016
From what I've seen online it'll cost $300+ for us to use CMS and CMS appears to require a 30% deposit put down 30 days prior to the trip. So it seems to be too late to go and it's way out of our price range.

We'll probably just end up renting a bouldering crash pad from somewhere and doing that. Maybe at some future point we can come back for a dedicated climbing trip with a higher budget.
maggalaggadingdong
From Milwaukee, WI
Joined Apr 14, 2016
0 points
Apr 15, 2016
I came to mountainproject with the same intention. I'll be in the denver area next week for a conference and i was hoping to do some bouldering at the end of next week. I'm an indoor climber only, but I've been wanting to get into outdoor stuff as long as I have someone to spot me. I was planning on renting some pads from REI or Neptune Mountaineering.

I was more interested in hitting up some of the stuff in Flagstaff Mtn., but I'm up for whatever as long as I get to take advantage of some of what Colorado has to offer.
nicene
Joined Apr 15, 2016
0 points
Apr 15, 2016
PM sent Andrew .
From Littleton, CO
Joined Feb 23, 2016
23 points
Apr 15, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Chiang Mai
I could be 'hungry' that weekend. :) PM me back. Rocko
From Denver, CO
Joined Apr 28, 2014
5 points
Apr 15, 2016
You should check out Denver Mtn Guiding - Kevin & Laura are great!

denvermountainguiding.com/Home...
Kirsten KDog
Joined Jun 25, 2010
121 points


Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
Page 1 of 1.