The climbing rose thrived and was a beautiful magenta with lots of blossoms, but eventually we added an addition to the house, which required the removal of the rose (once the addition was finished, we placed a crab apple tree in the area, which prevented replanting a rose there).
Since then we haven't had any roses at all. A silver maple we planted soon after moving here shades the yard a good part of the day, and I usually plant impatiens because they thrive in the shade, but having finally had luck finding enough sun to grow a few tomatoes in pots, we've decided to have a go at growing roses again. Between the time when we had to get rid of ours and the present, the Knockout Rose®, a very hardy, disease and insect resistant variety has come into play, so the time feels right.
Here P. Allen Smith talks about Knockout® roses.
Wish me luck!