Oh yeah! I did my first outdoor climb today and it was during the Intro to Ice Climbing class. Everyone was so nice and real! I know I have an addictive personality and I know also what I like. Climbing has really caught my fancy and ice climbing today was WOW! Loved it! So much I added to my gear...ice tools! Now I just need boots and crampons and I'm ready to go. Oh yes...and a rope..oh and...etc..etc..etc.. When you freefall into a new sport money seems to fly outta yer pockets! There is a big difference between indoor and outdoor climbing. Today I loved the challenge of making or discovering my holds. The Sandstone Ice Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday...don't miss it...Tony and Greg have done a fantastic job setting this up. BTW...I wear size 8 1/2 mens boots if anyone has a spare pair to sell.