I moved here about a year and a half ago from Ontario and was amazed to learn that there are only two climbing gyms here.
Before I moved I was told that everyone out west climbs and snowboards and loves the outdoors, and I move out here and I have yet to find a climbing partner, or even be friends with anyone who climbs. Most of the people I have met say, "you climb? cool." and have me explian a bit about climbing to them.
Anyway, I have been climbing since I was 10 (I'm 18 now) and I have a lot of experience outdoors, but I stopped climbing for about a year because I couldn't find anyone to climb with.
In Ontario I worked at a climbing gym, so I always climbed for free with the staff, and I climbed with my dad (who is also in Ontario).
I have recently started climbing at urban uprising and hopefully I will meet some fellow climbers. I am not climbing at the level that I used to be at, but hopefully it wont take long to get me there again.