/ Ldn - Climbing partner(s) wanted, theres a twist!
My name is Alex, and I'm looking for a climbing partner(s). I've been climbing for nearly 2 years now, and I'm loving it. I climb at the Castle Climbing Centre, near Manor House, north London. Ok, so now here comes the interesting bit....... as well as being charming, funny, handsome (the list goes on....), I'm also visually impaired, and have around 50% vision. Climbing has been a brilliant addition to my life, and it would be great to meet some new people, and make new friends through climbing. ........So if you're up for a climbing experience with a difference, it would be good to hear from you. And feel free to ask me anything you like.
Thanks in advance,
Good luck with this Alex, hope you can find some suitable partners.
Have sent you a DM.
Hello, thanks for the message. I tried to email you back but the site wouldn't let me. Let me know how I can get in touch. And sorry about the 'thumbs down', I hit the wrong button.
Hey, there’s a group of us who Climb westway regularly. Also do lots of outside stuff, various abilities, don’t take life too seriously. Happy to climb with new people.
Thanks man, it's much appreciated. Is that the Westway near kensington? Plus I would definitely like to do some outdoor stuff, although I haven't learned to lead climb yet.
no, its Notting Hill end of West London. Easy to get to if you are on a tube line.
> no, its Notting Hill end of West London.
Yeah, that is in Kensington.
read quickly as Kingston. Yes its in North Kensington.
Thanks for getting in touch. Your event sounds awesome, sign me up! I haven't done any outdoor climbing, but I'd love to give it a try.
As far as the challenges I experience when climbing......When I'm climbing a route I require someone to talk me through the route as I'm climbing, i.e. tell me where the holds are, and sometimes to describe the sort of move I could make, etc. If I'm climbing freestyle on any holds, then I don't need any extra help really.
Feel free to ask me anything else you'd like to know.
Thanks for the info Alex,
The area we are thinking of is a quiet valley with options for either single or multi pitch climbing, but for simplicity and to maximise the time it will have to be single pitch. If you would be happy bottom-roping at your chosen grade, as part of a mixed ability group, I would have a leader abseil down alongside you and steer you verbally up the route whilst you were belayed by the group below.
I’ll pencil you in as participant number one and hopefully we’ll get this off the ground for next year.
Thanks againn, and I’ll be in touch with further info as our project develops.
Great, sounds good, keep me posted.
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