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So...let's hear the summer plans and goals for the

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...kids...

 

Preferably climbing related

 

Mine, is to do the grand to bellygood with my oldest boy and to do diedre with my younger boy...

 

and you?

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I need to get my daughter more time on the rock this year. My main goal is to get her comfortable with being lowered.

 

I am planning a 3 or 4 day backpacking trip with my son this spring. Any good suggestions? I was thinking of heading down to the Gila National Forest. I spent a month backpacking there when I was younger -- quite beautiful.

 

I'm planning on start my 13 yo nephew climbing this year, too. Gonna be a busy year!

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I'm planning on soloing the cheam range traverse, climbing Yak Check, slesse NE butress, Baker N ridge, Rexford East Ridge, and a trip to climb Sir Donald NW Arete. yay!

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:tup:

 

We took our kids camping right away, too. Totally the right way to go, they love sleeping out now.

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Climb at Suicide/Taquitz Rock for the first time. That and climb lots at Joshua Tree and hit the high Sierra for the first time in 18 years.

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Get my 4 year old (5 this summer) her first harness and shoes and get going on some easy stuff. We hit the local tiny rock gym the other day. Anyone got some kids shoes for sale. I think she wears about a kids 12US/30EU size.

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We are getting the kids (3,5,10) out for hikes most weekends. City kids love the woods so much it is wonderful to see. I am taking my 5yr old son out this summer. I am looking for places to go. Near to home would be nice. (98006) My son struggles on the rocks at Marymore in Redmond but flies up the wall at Vertical World. Suggestions?

 

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Oh silly me I should google before I post. I found the jr rockers. I don't mind the gym. My kids like it but it is a little rich for my blood.

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Well this year we have gotten Simone out camping once, there are sure to be many more camping weekends. I also took her on her first safari. She was ok for the first four hours of game viewing. She was really cute, pointing out the animals, she especially liked the hippos and giraffes. I also need to finish her climbing wall, maybe this weekend.

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little rockers and junior program...

 

Well...FWIW i can't stand organized climbing...it goes against everything that attracted me to climbing in the first place...

 

:poke:

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somehow, to me, your tool organization doesn't really stack up against a first rate competition team (team vertical world) or youth climbing programs...also, they don't hog outdoor cliffs or preach doctrine...

 

I love watching a mountie leader placing 8 pieces in a body length on a 5.4 taking well over an hour to lead 70 feet...

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somehow, to me, your tool organization doesn't really stack up against a first rate competition team (team vertical world) or youth climbing programs...also, they don't hog outdoor cliffs or preach doctrine...

 

I love watching a mountie leader placing 8 pieces in a body length on a 5.4 taking well over an hour to lead 70 feet...

 

8 pieces in 6 feet? over 70 feet that's 90 pieces of pro. He must have a huge rack!! :/

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he was spooked at one spot...part of what took him so long was that he was out of gear at the top and was frozen with fear...

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We'll be camping and doing lots and lots of hiking. I'm hoping to get some climbing in there for them too and will probably sign them up for another climbing camp like last summer since they had fun doing that.

 

It'll be a different kind of summer for us though. Our kids won't be going back to their school next year. I'm going to give homeschooling a shot and doing it year round so we can have more flexibility when we take time off rather than a huge chunk in the summer. We all love to ski so having more time off in winter will be very nice.

 

 

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:tup: that is awesome...i've considered that, but my job and my wife's won't allow for it...also, i don't have the ballz to actually go for it in the sense that i wouldn't want to mess my kids up...

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