I have been rock climbing since about 2004, mostly participating in indoor sport climbing. The first time I went climbing was at Mill City Rock Gym in Dracut, MA. I believe that gym is closed now, but it was a great place with experienced climbers always willing to teach and talk. As much fun as it is to climb outdoors, I don't have the opportunity to go very often. Honestly, I'm fine with spending most climbing sessions in a gym because it's been my experience that you have the ability to climb more routes in one session than you typically do when climbing outdoors. Plus, this makes climbing outdoors more of a treat when it does happen.