Re: [rockclimbing-145] Update about the Twin Cities Rock Climbing Meetup

From: Jill R
Sent on: Friday, September 9, 2011 8:07 AM

Fred MT Lemon  near Tucson is great and has all levels.
On Sep 9,[masked]:20 AM, "Fred Kalinoff" <[address removed]> wrote:
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> Hi Sean and thank you for the note. I started climbing at age 68 and have been at it now for five months with out making a tremendous amount of progress. I can do most of the 5.8s at VE but have a lot of trouble with the 5.9s and am afraid that I will not get to much beyond the where I am now. I would, however, like to do out door stuff with a group as I am having trouble finding partners so please continue to send me notes. I will try to be at Red Wing this Sunday. In late September I head for AZ for the winter and will try to find some climbing down there. I also work in Mexico,s Copper Canyon for about 6 weeks every winter and there are loads of places to climb down there that have never been done before so if anyone is interested in explring that area I have been there fifty times in the past and know a number of folks there who would like to get something going. Hope to hear from you.
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> Fred Kalinoff
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> From: "sean" <[address removed]>
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> Sent: Friday, September 9,[masked]:16:03 AM
> Subject: [rockclimbing-145] Update about the Twin Cities Rock Climbing Meetup
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> Hey Climbers,
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> A couple of months ago, our longtime organizer Ariel stepped down from TCRC Meetup.  She handed the mantle to me to keep things going.  So, first off, a sincere thank you to Ariel for 3 years of organizering!  Many of us have found things far beyond a belay here and we owe you a debt of gratitude for keeping it going for so long.
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> I?ve added Gram to the co-organizer position to help me keep things going and today I have added Brett as an event organizer to get some outdoor Meetups set into motion before the year is out.
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> Some of you have heard me say this before, so skip ahead.  When I started climbing, I had one partner.  She moved.  I found another.  She stopped climbing to have a baby.  Then came a long stretch of auto-belays.  I found the Meetup group, met some folks outside, caught up with them at the gym, and now have a whole group of close friends with similar climbing ambitions that I have traveled around the state and beyond with on climbing and non-climbing adventures alike.
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> That?s the quick and dirty of it (minus the dirty).
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> This group can be a great resource for building a network of climbers to advance your own climbing ambitions.  We let organized outdoor events escape us for the majority of this season, my apologies.  Gram and I are hoping to kick it up a notch going forward to help others have the kind of TCRC Meetup experience that we have had.
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> With that in mind, I?ll be in Red Wing on Sunday and watch for Brett to set up a weekend of climbing coming up soon with days at both Red Wing and Taylors Falls. 
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> We have had Monday night VE climbing on the calendar now for a couple of years and Thursday nights since the inception of the group.  If you are a regular VE climber on Tuesday or Wednesday nights and would like to spawn a new scheduled night, let me know.  All it takes is someone to volunteer to be a point of contact for others and things are off and running.  Some members of the Thursday night crowd have been climbing together and grabbing beers and a bite to eat afterwards for over 3 years!
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> Additionally, I will be setting up a fall social at Pizza Luce on a Thursday night (post climbing) in October; I?m shooting for the 13th as of now.  We had one last year and it was a great chance to reconnect with climbers we haven?t seen in a while and meet new TCRC Meetup members.  I also used it as a fundraiser to help cover the dues of Meetup.  Everyone that comes and throws in a buck or two helps the cause!  Watch for that to go on the calendar soon.
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> That?s all for now; climb on,
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> sean
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