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5 days ago
Grand Junction? Lots of rock out there, and not too far from Moab. Optimistic
From New Paltz
Joined Aug 29, 2007
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5 days ago
Tyler Metheney wrote:
Maybe you have kids?


Didn't you say you want kids?
Seth Jones
Joined Feb 17, 2015
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5 days ago
To reiterate what many people have said here, right now you need to focus on the future.

I get it. I lived in a one bedroom dump at that age and climbed 5.13. Everything about that arrangement seemed perfect to me. Life got even better when I ditched the apt for a van.

My 34th birthday hit me hard. We all reach a point where climbing just isn't everything. Figuring that out really should be your priority. Find a career, find a small college in Colorado that educates in that field (pueblo, Trinidad, Grand junction, etc) and begin your journey.
highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion
From Colorado
Joined Oct 29, 2012
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5 days ago
Tyler Metheney wrote:
We're looking at places in loveland and ft Collins. We will be quite comfortable in a 12-1400$ a month house or an apartment. You can't stomp my dream so don't worry about that. You make it sound like you have to make 6 figures to live there when you don't. Maybe your spending habits are different than mine? Maybe you have kids? Maybe your wife wants everything under the sun an you buy it? I don't know an really it's none of my business. I do know what we will need to make an it will be anything but hard to pay the rent.Thanks for trying to save me the pain . Cheers


PM sent.
nocogear.com
Joined Oct 15, 2014
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5 days ago
OP asks for ideas on where to live.
MP: go to college.
astrov
Joined Oct 15, 2012
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5 days ago
I love how Tyler asks a perfectly legitimate question and the self-righteous folks come out of woodwork to lecture him about his apparent lifestyle choices or to turn around the discussion to be about them and the choices they made for themselves that they regret (moving to the front range, not moving away from the front range soon enough, moving to the front range and realizing they made the same choice lots of other people made, not earning enough money, etc.).

Really. Get over yourselves.
TSG
From Colorado
Joined Jun 15, 2015
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5 days ago
highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion wrote:
To reiterate what many people have said here, right now you need to focus on the future. (snip) My 34th birthday hit me hard. We all reach a point where climbing just isn't everything. Figuring that out really should be your priority. Find a career, find a small college in Colorado that educates in that field (pueblo, Trinidad, Grand junction, etc) and begin your journey.

Right.
Focus ont eh future and how you won't be able to do what you are doing now.
And with that in mind, do what you are doing now, now, 'cause when you are older, you won't be able to anymore.

It's as if the comment above implies that this is the only truth, not that your truth changed.

Hell, I wish when I was younger/healthier, I'd have done that. But I didn't.
Now I've got plenty of cash, but no time and my body can't do what it used to.

I'd have done it Tyler's way, were I to do it over. Enjoy more of my youth, then worry about the rest later.
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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5 days ago
Unless you are a trustafarian the question of "Where to live" inherently includes the question "What job will I have". If the job doesn't matter then live closest to a world class crag as you can. Duh. If someone just wants to go climbing while their wife pays the bills then they need to consider "What job will my wife have?". These type of questions are the ones that adults (that aren't independently rich) ask themselves when considering where to move. The are factors for the OP and to answer the question we, the community, would need to know a little more information.

Or...You could just follow your psyche and don't bother to ask people who don't have the information they need to answer the question.

So, throwing out those adult questions, GO LIVE IN A VAN! Duh.
Tradoholic
Joined Apr 17, 2004
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5 days ago
Tradoholic wrote:
Unless you are a trustafarian the question of "Where to live" inherently includes the question "What job will I have". If the job doesn't matter then live closest to a world class crag as you can. Duh. If someone just wants to go climbing while their wife pays the bills then they need to consider "What job will my wife have?". These type of questions are the ones that adults (that aren't independently rich) ask themselves when considering where to move. The are factors for the OP and to answer the question we, the community, would need to know a little more information. Or...You could just follow your psyche and don't bother to ask people who don't have the information they need to answer the question. So, throwing out those adult questions, GO LIVE IN A VAN! Duh.


Jeezus, dude. What crab pinched your sphincter? Mebbe yr just pissy 'cause you got run out of Wisconsin.
n00b
Joined Apr 20, 2016
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5 days ago
Tradoholic wrote:
Unless you are a trustafarian the question of "Where to live" inherently includes the question "What job will I have". If the job doesn't matter then live closest to a world class crag as you can. Duh. If someone just wants to go climbing while their wife pays the bills then they need to consider "What job will my wife have?". These type of questions are the ones that adults (that aren't independently rich) ask themselves when considering where to move. The are factors for the OP and to answer the question we, the community, would need to know a little more information. Or...You could just follow your psyche and don't bother to ask people who don't have the information they need to answer the question. So, throwing out those adult questions, GO LIVE IN A VAN! Duh.


Look guy, it was (In my mind) a simple question with people who live or have lived in CO what is a nice community as well as good climbing nothing more. I work now an I pay the bills but I don't need to break anything down for ya. Sometimes the best advice is none at all if ya know what I mean. But for everyone who has gave me some ideas and new locations for us to look at I appreciate it.

Later
Tyler Metheney
From O
Joined Sep 15, 2016
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5 days ago
Thanks for the entertainment boys ;) Tradoholic
Joined Apr 17, 2004
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5 days ago
You might consider a road trip or two before making the move. Maybe one through Colorado and one or two through other parts of the country you might consider living in but don't know enough about. I grew up in Chattanooga and I had no idea how rad it was until I experienced the rest of the country. North Carolina and East Tennessee are amazing. I now live in southern/central California and it is pretty amazing too. I can be in Jtree in 3 hours Yosemite in 5 mammoth in 5 or big bear in 3 and I don't live in a Los Angeles environment. We have the amazing Channel Islands mild weather good food and plenty of great climbing no one else has heard of. I've spent a fair amount of time in Colorado and its great but there are plenty of flavors of great that have high teachers salaries and loads of other cool shit to do. The school district here averages 85k teacher salary. I know it's outside of what you asked for but if I were you I would take my Colorado blinders off and check out the rest of the country. DanielHart
From Carpinteria ca
Joined Dec 6, 2016
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5 days ago
DanielHart wrote:
You might consider a road trip or two before making the move. Maybe one through Colorado and one or two through other parts of the country you might consider living in but don't know enough about.


This is the first good, on topic advice on this thread. There are a ton of cool places to live in the US. Which place is right for you depends on a lot of variables. None of which the OP has addressed. What do you prefer: City vs rural? Desert vs alpine? Rednecks vs yuppies? Etc. And then there is just the "feel" of the place. You really need to visit to figure that out.
JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
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5 days ago
I moved to Boulder from Chicago 3 months ago. I won't even try to ski or climb on the weekends anymore. The weekdays are totally worth it if you have them off though. BCarver
From Boulder, Co
Joined Jul 28, 2015
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5 days ago
Tyler, this old lady is six decades into it.

NO, you don't have to have a career, just be sure the choices the two of you make fit BOTH of you, for real, now and way, way down the road.

I have never had a "career", yet have owned my own business, including real property and assets associated with that.

I do not have any degrees, yet have had jobs that "required" them.

Ditto to the above for my husband, but he had TWO professions people kill for: photojournalist back when it meant something, and professional pilot.

No, it was not his income (lots smaller than one would think) that "got us through", it was both us being far from average American ideas of what should make us happy. Money is just a tool, not happiness, contentment, or even security.

We have a son, have been in the same house since 1980 (under 800 square feet and paid off long ago), and no long term debts.

Hubby collects social security, I have a very modest part time job, that nonetheless has benefits like retirement and, is how we are buying health insurance for the three of us.

None of this is to flap about our choices, just to emphasize that not all of us choose the typical route we are expected to take, and still have rich, rewarding lives with very few regrets.

Great book to look at, is "Your Money or Your Life". It's been around for decades, but can really help clarify what you want.

Very best to both of you! Helen
Old lady H
From Boise, Idaho
Joined Aug 24, 2015
30 points
5 days ago
Also plus one in the road trip.

And, yes, Idaho is a great place to live, hard place to make a living, as stated way up thread.
Old lady H
From Boise, Idaho
Joined Aug 24, 2015
30 points
4 days ago
FYI District 51 in Junction pays about 15k less than Boulder for teachers. But a grand will get you a decent place. You better be into crack and choss, plus be willing to drive 90 minutes for better rock. Eric Carlos
From GJ
Joined Aug 30, 2008
30 points
4 days ago
I moved from Chicago to CO 5 years ago. Before we moved, wife and I, we took a week off to check out Bolder and surroundings. Right of the bat we knew that we wouldn't be able to rent in Boulder, but if you get out 10 miles from Boulder, rent prices go down considerably. We lived in Superior for two years, nice little burb, 15 min to Eldo, 30 min to golden, 10 min longer to get to alpine in RMNP. When we moved neither of us had a job. I landed a job after 3 weeks, she got a job after two months. I don't know what you heard about Boulder, but when we moved we didn't do it because of the people or the "vibe". We just liked it and never regretted it.The crowds, the traffic and most of the things people whine about are no worse then somewhere else. Fehim Hasecic
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 2, 2013
30 points
3 days ago
Evergreen, CO. SeanCunningham
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