Category Archive: Climbing with kids

Dec 31

Fear and Learning to Lead Climb – My Daughter’s Perspective

Experiencing Fear, But Safely… In 2012, my younger daughter expressed the desire to learn to lead climb (trad). She was always a very cautious child, so of course, it surprised and thrilled me. First step was to get her used to following multi-pitch and seeing how to use trad lead climbing gear and how to …

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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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Feb 02

Mother climbing with toddler in a backpack sparks controversy

Climbing Mom, Menna Pritchard, Climbs With Toddler On Her Back – Big News? This story is all over the news, apparently starting in the UK, now in the US and worldwide.  A British climbing mom, Menna Pritchard, posted a picture in her blog of her climbing with her 2 year old toddler in a baby …

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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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