nattfodd wrote:If you climb F5c sport, you are very, very, very far away from E3 5c. Think of it as a bold, trad F6c. You also need a lot more ice and mixed experience and just log a bunch of mountain days. Your only chance is to move to Chamonix, Zermatt or another mainland climbing hub, find some job and go climbing every weekend for the whole season.
Finding partners isn't the hard part, sustaining motivation, income and staying injury free for a period of a few years is.
Plus Ski-mountaineering, plus plus plus plus.