Thursday, January 21, 2010 9:28 AM
First off, I have to apologize. 2009 was a crazy year for me, and I was unable to schedule many meetups. I had originally intended a meetup weekly, which didnt work. Noone showed, well a couple people did, but everyone felt like bi-weekly would be better. So, I tried bi-weekly with the same result. Then I tried monthly, and we had some attendance issues.
So you understand where I am coming from, this is my gym. I am a partner here, and run the facility. Which means I am here ALL the time. So, doing the meetup to introduce people to climbing is a great thing. However, if no one shows, then I dont really want to stick around, and it is depressing we have so many members who claim to have an interest, but never actually show.
So 2010. We will be doing a meetup once a month. I am thinking Saturday nights are pretty good, but a weekday evening is fine as well. There is no cost for showing up and climbing. This is a great opportunity for you to come in, feel comfortable as beginners, meet me, meet the gym, and learn something, as I have been climbing and instructing climbers indoors and outdoors for 6 years now.
I may make some mandatory requirements to stay in the meetup group. I am not sure what they are or will be yet. I am also looking for an assistant organizer or two.
Also, I would like to start scheduling some day trips out to Austin to get people on some real rock outdoors. Beginners will be welcome.
So hit me back peeps, let me know what yall are thinking.