August 28, 2011

Climbing with Kids

I have a severe blogging backlog that I will try to address over the coming week. Get ready for a bounty of binge blogging!

First up is a continuation of our trip to Ontario. My family (parents, brother and sister and respective partners and their kids) all went rock climbing at Calabogie.

First up was a short hike, followed by some preparation (getting the ropes ready for climbing, etc.).  The kids were, naturally, excited.

It was Jade's and Halia's first time climbing in a harness. They're natural climbers (as most kids are) but once the harness and rope was on they temporarily forgot how to climb - but not for long!

First up was Halia, belayed by my brother, Tim...

Then Fawn took a turn.  She went up the wall like a bolt of lightning!

Even my Mum tried it, much to our delight.

I belayed Jade for her turn.

She didn't make it to the top, but it was fun while it lasted!  It didn't take her long to get comfortable with the idea of being in a harness.

There are lots of great climbs around Whitehorse.  It makes me want to get a new rope and a couple of kids harnesses and do some family climbing.  I'm putting that on the agenda for next summer!


Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

How fun!! My boys would love something like this.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys had a great outting!

Was this in the area of the Eagles Nest trail?

Meandering Michael said...

That's the place!