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Welcome to HAZ and to Arizona! I've never tried indoor climbing (or outdoor for that matter) and I wish there was an indoor climbing place here in Prescott. Even at my "social security" age, I'm still up for new things to try!rocklover wrote:Hello,
I recently moved to Arizona and want to get back into climbing.....
take a look at meetup.com and the phoenix rock climbing group. I think you will find a diverese group with indoor and outdoor events. If you led 10 before, you should get your lead head back pretty quick for the moderate sport routes that we frequent.rocklover wrote:Hello,
I recently moved to Arizona and want to get back into climbing. I want to find a balance between spending time indoors looking for a job on my computer and being active outdoors! I
I had heard about this! Originally I was going to buy a place in Flagstaff and knowing there was an indoor climbing facility was icing on the cake. Then we ended up moving to Prescott instead. It's about 1:30 / 1:45 for me to drive to Flag from here...I'll have to give it some thought as to whether or not it's something I can allocate time for. Right now I'm doing bike workouts at the health club most days during the week and then hiking on weekends. I'll still keep it in mind!!azbackpackr wrote:Max, there's Vertical Relief in Flag. I'm taking a class there. Now, mind you, I don't expect to get really good at it. I'm just doing it for fun and exercise. I may take up some easy canyoneering later on as well, using some of the skills, if there are people to do it with. That is my main reason for wanting to get back into rock climbing.
Yes, I'd run into a couple of climbers at Granite Mt. I go up there about once per month just to hike, but there is a nice cliff section for climbing. I am a member of the Prescott YMCA, but I don't recall there being any climbing facilities there, and there are none listed on their website. But I am going to ask when I go down tomorrow for my bike spin class!rocklover wrote:@maxpower
Thanks for the welcome. Although I've not climbed in Prescott, I know there is climbing at Granite Mountain, Thumb Butte, etc. and I think the YMCA has a climbing wall. My Mom lives in Flagstaff and I've climbed at Vertical Relief. Although it is quite a distance from Prescott, it was a fun place to climb. Vertical Relief may have a bulletin board where you can post and where others are looking for climbing partners.