My younger climbing partners decided to hook up with each other this summer and depart, so I'm left holding the rope. Mostly familiar with the Camden Maine ice, have been to Grafton Notch and up O'dell's and Pinnacle. Have done Pamola 4 (summer) and Camden rock. Was just on the knife edge thinking about a Winter traverse, and gully climb. Have been on lotsa NE Winter summits. Got into the technical climbing as a means to fill in my main interest in general mountaineering. I'd like to find a partner for working together and sharpening on the basics of multi-pitch climbing together. I've climbed 5.10 in the gym and 5.9 on rock, lots of top rope and have led 5.7. I'm not as old, or as good as Beckey...but who is? Now that summer's over, time to hit the gym and restore strength and flex. So, looking for a partner(s), any age or gender to work with, starting with some real refresher basics of top rope, rock and low ice and working back up from there. Build relationship, skill and trust. Have basic rock gear, and screws, Koflach/Grivel gear, single dry rope, etc. Give me a jingle and let me know if you're into taking it easy and safe, and getting to know some moderate climbs in the Midcoast Maine area, and maybe some more ambitious stuff. Am I allowed to ask, "No stoners, please"?