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Fun Rocks with kids

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Heading over to Mazama for a four day family reunion. Want to take the kids climbing at Fun Rocks. How is it? Any recommended routes/rocks/obscure slabs for top roping 4-8 year old kids on their first outdoor outing? Thanks!

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far right side of fun rocks (out in the sun) is sunbug slabs. easy 5.4 and similar. 2 or 3 easy routes side by side. big handholds and low angle. good kid fun.

 

I have heard from a guide that there is a good beginners slab farther up on another crag that is good too but I have not been there.

 

 

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Call or go to North Cascades Mountain Guides in Mazama and get the straight scoop. They know the area very well.

Edited by matt_warfield

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To answer my own question. Continue up the trail past Sunbug Slab for 2-3 minutes following signs to the "A-Wall". 30'-40' slab with several anchors on top. Perfect place to top rope with small children.

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Darin-

 

There are 3 separate anchors up there- they are great for the kids of that age. They are regularly cleaned for loose rock- but will be a little dirty most likely.

 

They will be in the shade in the AM and it's been freezing at night, so no need for an alpine start.

 

Also- having had a near miss there once, note the top of the "Sun Rock" slab is just up and right from the zone so keep an eye kids in that vicinity.

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