hello all. my name is Phil. i am new to the climbing fun, no gear yet but i do some bouldering at sprinker. i recently hiked to the saddle of eagle peak on mt.rainier. but just could not find my way to the top of the rock or crag. (did i use that correctly), which was my goal. now i need to learn to climb. is that even climbable has anyone done that? iv always had the urge,its time to take action. a climbing partner seems to be a key element. on that note i joined this forum in hopes of finding climbing friends. i been to the local gym and plan on doing the basic crash course to get started. anyone have any suggestions on a good place to do this? i have a good idea but i wanted some other opinions. any other newbies want to get together ans start climbing. i work m-f off weekends. and I'm not afraid to miss work for time in the mountains.