hi, I just moved to boulder from vail and have been trad climbing a few times with a guide friend but I'm not sure what the best way to find a consistent partner is. I climb in gyms when I have to but really prefer the outdoors. I'm just starting out which is why I think it's hard for people to want to go with me. any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
if you're a chick, pictures will help ;) Honestly though it will, have you tried meeting anyone at the gym and climbing outside? I've taught a lot of beginners that don't stay interested long. You need to show you're committed.
I've tried, just seems like everyone I meet is more interested in climbing inside. I am much more interested in climbing real rocks, but just love the feeling of making it to the top. I'm definitely committed but it's hard to keep going when there's nobody to go with!
In socal we have plenty of groups like the southern california mountaneering association, caltech alpine club, and socal climbers via meetup. I would suggest joining a mountaineering club or climbing club in your area. You will definitely find partners that way. And there MUST be climbing / mountaineering clubs in CO.
I've tried, just seems like everyone I meet is more interested in climbing inside.quote> Really? I despise the gym and only go when forced by mother nature. You must be meeting people in the indoor "scene".
When I first moved out here I went to BRC a lot (I lived 3 blocks away). There are definitely a lot of "indoor climber only types" usually not interested in the actual climbing just fitness.
The partner forum/bulletin board on this website is actually a pretty good resource. Pick a day when you want to climb and post a message asking for partners on that day. It might not hurt to pick a fairly easy climb with a short approach for your first climb with someone. That way if things don't work out you can bail without too much trouble.