Hello dearest wall-rats, crack-addicts, pebble-wrestlers, dirt-baggers, rope-guns, belay-slaves and climbers all!
Uncle Jake here (yet again
) to act the evil role of that angelic "good" conscience thing and urge us all to keep up the awesome community spirit by taking a newbie or two under our wings when we can and sharing the dream-life with them.
Now, I'm not asking you to assume responsibilities or roles you are not qualified for or uncomfortable with, but just to remember that you too were once a newb
, and in need of the odd pointer, partner, beta-giver or whatever. We have a lot of 'newer' members who like you, ache to climb more. As the chill cloak of winter befalls the peninsula's bounds, and gyms fill again with us all, why not use the safety, comfort and convenience of such sacred halls to help out a newbie and maybe introduce them to the local Koreans at the gym? By all means push them a little to learn some extra Korean, and if they seem decent enough, maybe even help them with the inevitable gear shopping they'll need and want.
Winter in a foreign land can be a time of some home-sickness for newly arrived folk, and the more so at X-mas/ Hannukah/ Haj/ New years etc...a few new friendly faces, an "in" to the Korean community and some climbing would surely turn that around a trillion percent. Thanks and commendations in advance, dear wags!