Wow, thats a lot of feedback
Thanks alot! Im excited, also going to be buying new shoes and a harness, I'll ask arnd the gym but if you all know a good place to get gear arnd cornell let me know...
It's $10/semester to be a member, and that's the only expense (we even have all gear). Just show up at a meeting, which are every Tuesday at 7:30 in Japes Lodge which is just on North Campus next to BeeBe Lake, by the foot bridge.
Alpinethrills, im assuming the gear will be for rent? maybe it'll be a good idea to rent different gear and find stuff that is comfortable and a good fit, then buy new stuff. The group meets every tuesday to discuss trips and all huh. Thats cool, I'll have to find a beginner partner, before I head out with a group like the outing club cuz i bet the people going to the gunks are probably pretty experienced.