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Mar 19, 2013
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At this point in my life I have the interest, time off, financial means and lack of domestic responsibilities to climb abroad, maybe once a year -- but that's not, unfortunately, the case with any of my climbing partners.

I'm reading TR's and blogs, and watching videos of places like Catalunya and Getu and Geyikbayiri and thinking the only thing that's keeping me from climbing at places like these are motivated and reliable partners.

So why not solicite a group of like-minded climbers, of similar abilities and from all over the US, who would be motivated to self-organize climbing trips to various destinations throughout the year? Kinda' like an international climber meetup.

Not interested in joining a commercial trip but envision getting a few people together, renting a house in Catalunya for a week or two and getting the full value climbing and cultural immersion. Maybe even meet a few new climbing partners in the process.

You get the idea.

Anyone have an interest in getting involved in something like this?
From Bishop, CA
Joined Mar 18, 2007
145 points
Mar 19, 2013
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Yes, but I LOVE this post. As it goes right now I have a lot very free time, financials, but NO partner who is even at all interested in a long climbing trip or to a place far away. So let me know if we get something going, I could definitely help out as well. David Mills
From Spring, Texas
Joined Dec 15, 2012
6 points
Mar 28, 2013
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I'm also interested in something like this, and since I'm already abroad it might not be so difficult. ;) Shawn Heath
From Forchheim, Germany
Joined May 29, 2008
23,148 points
Apr 4, 2013
I'm interested! Looking into going to S. America this 'summer' (June / July / August) engineer1984
From Ogden, UT
Joined Jul 27, 2012
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Apr 4, 2013
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There are a couple regional/local groups in south east Asia and in some cities with a strong expat population (hong kong and kuala lumpur to name two). It would be great to have a group that could put climbers traveling from the states in touch with climbers already abroad.
I'm in Singapore. Let me know if I can provide any info or help in any way.
Joined Nov 15, 2011
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Apr 4, 2013
i'll be in lucerne, switzerland indefinitely after june 1st. i'm definitely interested in meeting some climbers over there in europa! Ben Philbrick
From lucerne, switzerland
Joined Jan 5, 2012
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Apr 25, 2013

I'll also be in Switzerland after June 1st and would be keen to meet up to climb. I'm thinking of heading to south-east France for a bit too.

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May 19, 2013
Hey everyone, I'm on the same page with you. I'm teaching in Vietnam, really hard to find partners so I go on most of my trips in SE Asia solo and meet others.

However, I just booked a plane ticket to Getu, China (July 17-Aug 2nd) with the understanding that there's a chance there might not be any climbers there at that time. This is the only block I have off and this place is too amazing not to check out whilst in Asia. If anyone else is interested, drop me a line!

Andy Seymour
From Boulder
Joined May 4, 2007
0 points
May 19, 2013
sweet! feel free to email me at or and maybe we can work something out! i should be up in the bernese alps for a few days upon my arrival, but after that i'll be available for just about anything! Ben Philbrick
From lucerne, switzerland
Joined Jan 5, 2012
28 points
May 27, 2013
To the OP
Yes, I would be interested in participating in this kind of meet up. I too have the time and resources to travel internationally for climbing and have the same issues with finding partners etc. The idea of sharing resources (lodging, transportation etc) is very appealing. Let me know what kind of communication system you are considering using to put like minded souls in touch with each other and share proposals for possible trips - are you looking at going beyond sporadic postings to this thread?
Mike Grainger
From Waterloo, ON Canada
Joined Aug 25, 2008
3 points
May 27, 2013
This is great, count me in. I have a great job where I work three week and then have three to climb. So far this year I have been to Potrero, red rock, and Yosemite. Heading to Ten Sleep in aug, Arapiles in sept, and Thailand in nov. Keep me posted, plans can change I can meet up anywhere. Patrick Mcfadden
From Portland, OR
Joined Jan 18, 2013
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May 27, 2013
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Im in, keep me posted. Christopher Gibson
From Frisco, Texas
Joined Feb 13, 2012
231 points
Jun 2, 2013
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I am so in! I'm already living abroad, but I'm having a hard time getting a group of climbers together in Mexico. I want to travel all over South America in the next year to climb! Autumn la Boheme
From Austin, TX
Joined Apr 2, 2013
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Jun 3, 2013
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If you're talking about an international climbing destination, that is in season, then all you have to do is show up. Everything else, including partners, will just sort itself out. It's really that simple. Sean Brokaw
From Boulder, CO
Joined Dec 20, 2012
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