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Vica

Sport climber
Budapest, Hungary
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 3, 2017 - 08:14am PT
Hi, I am Vica from Hungary. Since I have started climbing I wanted to go Yosemite NP. As I broke up my climbing partner and fianc I am without a climbing partner but with a great eager desire to climb there. As we know climbing needs a partner so I decided to find one. A good one. I thought of a local guy to climb with but I have no idea how to find him or her. As I live another continent I have to plan it carefully, just 'come here and hang around' might not work with me. As it is climbing it is serious thing (or I take it like) I would like to find someone to trust as well (not marry him, dont worry:))
Any idea how to find one? Who is willing? As far as I know the best climbing time is spring or autumn. I havent planned the time yet. I am able to climb upt to 5.8-5.9, not prefer lead climbing. I have most of the gears, rope definitely. Thank you for your advice:)
Vica
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Mar 3, 2017 - 08:58am PT
Easy to find partners for Yosemite, here or at Camp 4. i always enjoy the international flavor of Camp 4, you will be in good company There is a bulletin board at the Camp 4 kiosk, good for finding partners. A lot of the notes have cell numbers on them so it might be good to have a phone that works in the valley. The first trick is getting a spot in C4. You have to line up early, there are no resevations. During prime time (when you want to be there) there are camping limits so you have to be creative. limit is 7 days per 30 day period.

You will have an awesome trip, guaranteed



Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 3, 2017 - 09:21am PT
As I broke up my climbing partner


Do you, "break up", many of your climbing partners?

;-)
Vica

Sport climber
Budapest, Hungary
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2017 - 11:22am PT
Not really, that is not the point, my English could be confusing:) actually it is the reason why I look for c.parter here, nothing more. The two used to be the same:)
Hope find sy and not going just random there, but sounds a great adventure:) go there with just a strong will I will climb and found sy by chance:)
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Mar 3, 2017 - 01:57pm PT
The best way to find partners here on supertopo is to post trip reports of your past adventures! You get bonus points for sharing pictures of climbing destinations we haven't seen very much or at all.

In the past, I had bad luck just showing up in Yosemite without a partner. That only works if you are very lucky, have lots of friends who are always there, or you have a lot of time and no fixed schedule. If you become desperate and your time is more valuable to you than your money, you can pay a guide who will be good company for whatever you want to climb, and they can do all the leading or let you lead stuff where you feel comfortable. Good luck.

P.S. cosmiccragsman is just cranky because old injuries stop him from climbing. Don't take it personally
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 3, 2017 - 03:47pm PT
P.S. cosmiccragsman is just cranky because old injuries stop him from climbing. Don't take it personally

Exactly.

If you want to post on this forum you need to have a thick skin. People here tend to be pretty harsh at times, but are generally good hearted behind the sarcasm.
Vica

Sport climber
Budapest, Hungary
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2017 - 04:47pm PT
Thank you guys I did't take it personally at all. Was painful enough, little sarcasm doesn't make it worse. Actually I think it was a joke.
The problem is, most of my climbing photos (and gears as well) stayed at ex and no chance to get back any. The second is I am not that type of climber who could enchant anybody with her climbing abilities. I am a good company, be relied on, good belayer, punctual, able to organise anything very well, and follow my lead climber anywhere he can climb. So I have a lot of good ability I can't show off with. I have a good climbing background, up to ice climbing and involve mountainering as well, but I most did it with my ex, so I am a little bit lost. Though I don't want to give up my dreams, including Y.
I am very optimist, if I find sy, and why not, before our trip to Y. we can do climbing here in Europe. I know many beautiful and unique places trad and sport climbing I can show.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Mar 3, 2017 - 04:51pm PT
Post up your dates when you know them. There will surely be partners available. Many of us go on a moments notice. If you come late fall (end of September) Facelift will be happening, you will meet great people and there will be more than enough partners, and you get a bonus free week of camping, some volunteer work required.
Vica

Sport climber
Budapest, Hungary
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2017 - 05:01pm PT
End of September sounds brilliant to me. I have enough time to prepare and plan everything, collect the information I need, starting with travel through accomodation like you gave above about Camp 4.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 3, 2017 - 06:10pm PT
It was a joke.
Vica

Sport climber
Budapest, Hungary
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2017 - 06:54pm PT
Cosmiccragsman, I thought it :) I checked the word I used the correct is 'break up with'. Thank you for teaching me :)
I never had an accident including let fall any of my climbing partners. Acutally despite my limited abilities my ex climbed his most difficult and 'show off' routes with me, in any type, have a friend who does lead climbing only with me, if I belay her, and another one similar to ex who did his best and most technique demand routes with me too. I think you just wanted to check me, what is very reasonoble since we talking about climbing together, not having with tea together. Each has its joy but climbing means you trust your life to the other. I am new here, nobody knows nothing about me, no climbing reports (working on it) so you must ask :)
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Mar 3, 2017 - 07:52pm PT
You may also want to post on https://www.mountainproject.com/
jstan

climber
Mar 3, 2017 - 09:40pm PT
Anyone who can master english, do it on ST, and into the bargain persuade Cosmic he should ease up

will find someone with whom to climb. Not to worry.
Vica

Sport climber
Budapest, Hungary
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2017 - 10:59pm PT
As I checked my schedule and the optional flights and the advice's Jon Beck 22. Sep- 7 Oct will be fine to me.Cosmiccragsman if you are infjured for climbing just come and escort me for the first days so I will not feel so lost:) Is this the time of Facelift? Sounds fascinating just be there with other climbers and do some work :)
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Mar 3, 2017 - 11:25pm PT
You may also want to post on mountainproject.com
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/don't_shit_where_you_eat
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 4, 2017 - 08:17am PT
That would be great, Vica.

cosmiccragsman@msn.com
Vica

Sport climber
Budapest, Hungary
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2017 - 06:09pm PT
Cosmiccragsman, I sent a mail, hope you get it. If not pls let me know. Thank you :)
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 4, 2017 - 06:55pm PT
I got the email, Vica, and I emailed you back.
pb

Sport climber
Sonora Ca
Mar 5, 2017 - 08:01am PT
Vica what is the climbing like in Hungary?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 5, 2017 - 02:22pm PT
Consider that the climbing in Yosemite is absolutely brilliant but hanging out in the Valley somewhat sucks.
I think that you should bring your climbing up above the 5.8/9 range to more fully enjoy what the Valley has to offer.
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