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One of our most frequently asked questions is How do I find climbing partners? Finding a consistent climbing partner can be a daunting task… but the gym is chalk full of potential climbing partners! Check in at the front desk at your local Touchstone Climbing Gym to find out about our next Partner Finder event — or heed these helpful tips. Meeting solid climbing partners involves putting yourself out there. Internet forums and bulletin boards at the crag are one way to find new partners, but finding a solid long-term partner involves a little more personal effort.
Get involved in the climbing community! groups like the Bay Area Climbers Coalition! Meet other climbers and become a fixture in the climbing scene. While a boulderer may not want to climb El Capitan with you, they may know someone who will. Attending climbing events at the gym is a guaranteed way to meet new friends and potential climbing partners. A good climbing partner offers a solid belay or spot. Nothing beats a partner looking out for your safety, and your skills will long way with developing solid partnerships.
Beyond being a solid belayer, know how to manage the rope, learn how to clean pro, and how to arrange p under a boulder problem. Work on your spotting, belaying, and trad climbing skills and any potential partner will be psyched. When climbing with a new partner, be honest with your abilities.
Hiking all the way out to the base of a long trad route and then learning your partner has never crack climbed can turn a casual climb into a total epic. Honesty helps us find better matches and keeps us safe. Let your partner know your experience. Begin by climbing conservatively and testing the water. Learn what your partner is comfortable with leading, following, spotting, or bouldering. Establish an honest relationship with any new partner right off the bat to avoid epics later. Show up on time.
Never flake. Be pleasant to be around. While these ideas seem basic, a surprising of socially inept climbers forget these basic concepts of human interaction. Being a nice reliable person goes a long way. Buying a huge trad rack, having a nice crash pad, or always driving to the crag are certainly nice… but these things can be bought. Having a great personality and being able to go with the flow are priceless. Being the ideal partner will ensure that anyone who climbs with you will want to climb with you again. Head out anyway. A short trip to the boulders may yield a life long friendship.
At the very least, climbing is always fun and going out will show potential partners your level of commitment. Sacramento Pipeworks Sacramento, CA. Verdigo Boulders Burbank, CA. Pacific Pipe Oakland, CA. Touchstone Blog. Get Involved in the Community Meeting solid climbing partners involves putting yourself out there. Provide a Perfect Catch A good climbing partner offers a solid belay or spot. Be Honest When climbing with a new partner, be honest with your abilities. No Problem—Climbing is for Everyone!
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