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KaskadskyjKozak

Walkups with Kids

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I'm thinking of doing a walkup or two with my 10 year old this summer. Has anyone here climbed Adams (S. Spur) with someone that young? How did it go? What kind of hikes/scrambles did you do prior to Adams.

 

My son has done day trips only to date - with up to 3700 foot again and 8-10 miles.

 

It would be cool to pair up with someone else interested in this.

 

Another destination I am considering is Hidden Lake Peaks - bag both summits and camp above the lake. Oh, and Robin/Tuck lakes might work nicely as well.

 

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"My son has done day trips only to date - with up to 3700 foot again and 8-10 miles. "

He will like Adams.

There is also my Rainier trip with my 12 yr old June 27-30. I hope to summit on the third day.

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"My son has done day trips only to date - with up to 3700 foot again and 8-10 miles. "

He will like Adams.

There is also my Rainier trip with my 12 yr old June 27-30. I hope to summit on the third day.

 

Adams is like 6600 in 2 days - plus some more pack weight for him. You think the 3700ft/day was/is training enough?

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I would do whatever you did to get ready for the 3700 ft day.

Then take 3 days. It just seems like a lot to ask of a youngster in 2 days.

Or if you two ski, once you get down off the top two snowfields, the skiing is intermediate.

 

Even if you do not ski, there are some pretty good glissades if you have nylon clothes on.

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I would do whatever you did to get ready for the 3700 ft day.

Then take 3 days. It just seems like a lot to ask of a youngster in 2 days.

Or if you two ski, once you get down off the top two snowfields, the skiing is intermediate.

 

Even if you do not ski, there are some pretty good glissades if you have nylon clothes on.

 

Oh, I've done the route. I'm looking for feedback from folks who have done it with their kids, and looking to team up.

 

Skiing is out of the question. For the glissade, i'd be worried about the snow conditions and whether he can handle an ice axe. Maybe a team glissade would work best with me and he roped up with a 30m rope and I follow and arrest as needed.

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I dunno if they've fixed the road yet to HLP.

 

Alta is a great peak that is an airy hike without snow and would be a little more interesting with a snowpack.

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I dunno if they've fixed the road yet to HLP.

 

Alta is a great peak that is an airy hike without snow and would be a little more interesting with a snowpack.

 

yeah, I was up there in Nov. Would be a good one in summer, I agree.

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Oh, I've done the route. I'm looking for feedback from folks who have done it with their kids, and looking to team up.

 

Not from me personally, but this TR on Jason's site got me fired up to take my daughter up when she gets a bit older.

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some a little more challenging than a walkup...but might be fun with the kid as it is minor scrambling

 

Mt. Forgotten

Del Campo/Gothic

Sperry

Mt. Pugh

Breccia

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some a little more challenging than a walkup...but might be fun with the kid as it is minor scrambling

 

Mt. Forgotten

Del Campo/Gothic

Sperry

Mt. Pugh

Breccia

 

Pugh is a good idea with a camp at the flat spot before that steep bit before Stujack. :tup:

 

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