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golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 31, 2006 - 11:32am PT
at Skiing...


This topic idea was spawned by sexy climbers (not to confuse kids with sex) when many posters said their SO or wife was the sexy one (I thought that was cool). And Jayb posted some pics of his kid on another thread (tearing it up climbing). My oldest son got 4th in Super G in the Junior Olympics last weekend and I felt compelled to spray, although the pic above is my youngest son tearing it up after a crash (note the snow packed in his goggles)(TO, age 11). (No wonders the kid can ski, a season pass each of his 11 years). So post those kids climbin, skiing, playin' with dirt...
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Mar 31, 2006 - 02:43pm PT
Looks like your son wins the ski stuff

but my daughter does get out



and she started climbing at an early age






But, if we are going to include othere people's kids,



Young Chas Marquardt is one to watch
thedogfather

Trad climber
Midwest
Mar 31, 2006 - 03:17pm PT
My kid can beat ME!
golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2006 - 03:42pm PT
Jaybro, nice slacklining pic! And it looks like your kid has got to do some cool stuff. My skier kid aint much of a climber. Took him on a 5.4 when he was about 5 or 6 at Smith. Cried about that lowering off stuff...mean dad. The important thing to me is they have the opportunity to try some things and get outside...

dogfather, looks like your daughter is a jayhawk! I went to grad school at KU... rockchalk jayhawk go ku!
thedogfather

Trad climber
Midwest
Mar 31, 2006 - 04:16pm PT
golsen, you're right about being a JayHawk. She graduated last year. She could do 12 real chinups her senior year and is 5'11". I'm trying to get her to come climbing since she now has some climber friends at KU. I know she would kick my ass if she ever started climbing.
golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2006 - 04:33pm PT
She definitely looks strong. I always thought that swimming tons would be a good endurance thing for climbing. I was there in the early 90's and helped them get their first climbing wall together at KU. But I must say, there aint much rock around Lawrence, KS.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Mar 31, 2006 - 04:48pm PT
yeah, I think it's all about the opportunity. You gotta introduce the kids to a lot of stuff, something will take. Just so they don't have to say, "why didn't I try this sooner?"
The dogdaughter is a great example; 5'11" obviously in killer shape, she has such an edge if she wants to climb, but who's to say if that's what does it for her?

Still, glad Dad took me climbing at an impressionable age.



Jaybro & Carldad summit of Long's Peak '69/70





Chasbro & Son Dave. Dave didn't totally get into climbing but he's been up Devil's Tower a few times, and skis on and off in the bighorns.
I can't help thinking that early exposure to the challenges of climbing helped make him the effective youth crisis counsler he is today.
golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2006 - 05:20pm PT
awesome jaybro! My paps didnt climb but liked to hunt, fish and backpack. Spent many days in the Windys with him. Maybe I can post some pics later
pud

climber
Sportbikeville
Mar 31, 2006 - 05:21pm PT

Eli's race face.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Mar 31, 2006 - 05:37pm PT
Pud, you truley caught the moment!

golsen, looking forward to the someday dad posts.
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Mar 31, 2006 - 10:09pm PT
when my KID did this 11something out at NJC two years back I knew I was soon to be TOAST...





and a year later and here he is (Last year) warming up on some 10d without a rope...(I stopped him from heading up as soon as I saw him... I did not take this photo)

EDITED IN --- I should add that D got up pretty far before I nailed him which forced him to downclimb then jump the last moves he could not resulting a huge grin and a small brush off...




the third photo is of me with Marmalade...

Ammon

Big Wall climber
El Cap
Apr 1, 2006 - 02:36am PT

Ahh, great thread.

Here's my boy on the Shortest Straw. We did a 26 hour push on The Captain after bonking for a few hours when our ropes got horrendously tangled. He was 13 at the time of the ascent.



Good job Austin. Ooooaaahhh!!!!
Ammon

Big Wall climber
El Cap
Apr 1, 2006 - 03:26am PT

Haa ha, thanks radical. Actually, he was 11 the first time he climbed El Cap. I'm training him to be a MADMAN!!! Haa haa.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 1, 2006 - 10:41am PT
Hey, I'm proud of them both. From a summit in Spain to a seacliff on Cayman Brac:



golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2006 - 09:34pm PT
cool shots people. locker I prefer strawberry jam (hahaha), looks like nice toast though.

rad is she really on one arm? that is radical like dad huh?

ammon, damn. You made your kid stay up for 26 hours? And it was not even in front of an xbox or ps2? Is that childhood cruelty? hahah

Here is perhaps why my kids grew up not liking climbing...
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 2, 2006 - 11:25am PT
Golsen, I can't believe you actually clip your kid on to use him as a landing pad.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Apr 2, 2006 - 11:41am PT
My kid can't beat your kid but who cares. Sophie @4
billygoat

climber
3hrs to El Cap Meadow, 1.25hrs Pinns, 42min Castle
Apr 2, 2006 - 01:27pm PT
Ammon,

You ever think about putting your kid in a ring with Scott Corey? That's one ass kicking I'd pay to see (and by all means, my money is on the McNeeley tribe).
golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2006 - 01:39pm PT
looks like sophie has her highballing skills down!
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Apr 2, 2006 - 11:33pm PT
Birthing of a Climber???...


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