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Good walls for kids

Postby philip_sallee2 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:12 pm

Hey guys,

Anyone have any recommendations on any good places to take small kids climbing aside from Muir Valley? My son is 3 and half and has really shown a lot of interest in climbing and is not content sitting on the ground anymore while we climb. I have a harness which fits him well and have spent some time climbing trees with him and getting him comfortable hanging and swinging around. I would like to find some small boulders or rock faces that are less than vertical and pretty juggy for him to get comfortable using his hands and feet, any suggestions?

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Re: Good walls for kids

Postby lena_chita » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:42 pm

philip_sallee2 wrote:Hey guys,

Anyone have any recommendations on any good places to take small kids climbing aside from Muir Valley? My son is 3 and half and has really shown a lot of interest in climbing and is not content sitting on the ground anymore while we climb. I have a harness which fits him well and have spent some time climbing trees with him and getting him comfortable hanging and swinging around. I would like to find some small boulders or rock faces that are less than vertical and pretty juggy for him to get comfortable using his hands and feet, any suggestions?

Thanks,

Philip


Well, there is the Nursery in Miller Fork. And IMO kids at this age will quite happily climb the same wall/route over and over. If anything, they prefer it, because it is familiar/less scary.
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Re: Good walls for kids

Postby milspecmark » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:04 am

Can you lead?
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Re: Good walls for kids

Postby philip_sallee2 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:58 am

Thanks for the feedback about Miller Fork. Yes, I am comfortable leading.
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Re: Good walls for kids

Postby milspecmark » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:45 am

ok, do you lead Trad?
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Re: Good walls for kids

Postby climb2core » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:17 pm

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Re: Good walls for kids

Postby Ottice Webb » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:21 pm

Chaos is chill, just don't get on King Ducky tho... :lol:
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Re: Good walls for kids

Postby philip_sallee2 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:46 am

King Ducky looks easy for the little dude. I climb trad as well.
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Re: Good walls for kids

Postby milspecmark » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:18 pm

Fortress wall is really good. Lots of easy trad there. Also, cavers route is fun. For sport climbing, Eureka is a clasic easy route that kids love
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