Category Archive: Adventures with kids

May 16

Family Climbing Tips – Making Climbing Time Family Time

How to Make Climbing With Kids Successful and Safe Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you can’t still get out and climb! This Guide to Family Climbing is meant to help climbers with children get out and climb and find other friendly families to climb with and make life much easier.

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Jan 30

Finding Beauty With Our Children – What Else Are We Missing?

News: Joshua Bell Plays Violin and No One Notices There was an article being shared around Facebook that really caught my attention. It came from an article in the Washington Post called Pearls Before Breakfast. What was posted on Facebook was actually just a summary of the main points which was posted on Jeff Bridges’ …

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Jan 08

Meltdown on the Mountain – Hiking with Kids Doesn’t Have to Be Painful!

Meltdown on the Mountain Hiking with Kids Doesn’t Have to Be Painful! I hate that awful feeling when you’re in the middle of a hike with your young children, you still have a mile or more to hike back to the car or to your camping destination, and they decide to either flop over, melt-down, …

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Dec 27

Half Dome with Sie – video from a climbing dad

Found this video by a climbing dad on SuperTopo who goes by the nickname of “micronut”.  The video is a trip report of when he took his teenage daughter hiking to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.  I thought it was very sweet and nicely done.  The teen reminds me a lot …

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Dec 27

Half a Half Dome

Here’s a fun trip report by a Jim Herson, a climbing dad and his spunky 12 year old daughter on Half Dome in wintery conditions. Don’t miss the last paragraph! Half a Half Dome, 11/26/11

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Dec 20

The cliff is not your driveway

The cliff is not your driveway. I was walking down the carriage road at the Gunks recently and came across some chalk graffiti on the cliff at the base of some popular climbs. It covered perhaps a 10 foot wide swath of rock. There were flowers, stick figures, and “I was here” type scribble – …

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