howdy.. this seems like an inappropriate place to post this, for some reason, but i couldnt really think of a better place to put it- so here it goes. i just signed up for a membership at the Vault in saint helens... they've got a fairly decent rockwall in there, LOTS of routes that are changing all the time. i've only climbed a few of the easier routs so far.. as far as i can tell, unless you have a belay-certified partner, you can really only climb during the "time to climb" open climb times they've got, where staff will belay you. so i'm hoping to find a local partner to climb with.. very casual regimen- call me up, "sup, bro, wanna climb?" "**** yea, dawg... meet you down there in twenty" sort of thing. it obviously requires you either already be a member up there, or be willing to make a membership commitment. $40 will get you a month's membership, $45 will get you belay certified, at the club, if you currently have no credentials. then we can belay each other whenever we want. i should mention that i'm not exactly "new" to ropes, i am definitely BRAND new to rock climbing. not that it matters, as i can belay somebody just as well as anybody... but there it is. also looking to find some rock locally, in spring, but that's later on. anybody local wanna climb?