So, I am quite the novice climber, enjoying AMC Boston chapter's excellent Rocks Program this spring.Â I guess I am on a 'traditional' track, learning with top rope activities, then going on to second etc.Â The course is good too for making contacts for future trips.
I wonder, though, if I am different from many new climbers in terms of where I want to go next.Â In my lives as hiker, BC XC skier, canoe tripper, I have always wanted to get out there and apply my new found skills in some interesting corner of New England.Â
So, while I could continue to concentrate on honing my skills at the Quarry every weekend, going from 5.6 to 5.7 to 5.8 and so on, I think I'd actually rather go someplace like Acadia or Baxter in beautiful surroundings and just do some straightforward top roping. Is that too boring for most climbers, even if it's in a really cool place?
Anyway, it seems like many or most of my fellow newbies are aiming to focus mainly on improving their skills close to home.Â Am I likely to find others out there who will want to travel a bit for some easy climbing in some of New England's more interesting locales?
Thanks in advance . . .