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micronut

Trad climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:11pm PT
Good stuff Dingus. You have fortunate kids to have a dad so involved and stoked to be a dad.

Here's my opus to my teenage daughter. I have four and two more on the way hopefully soon. This planet needs good dads more than anything right now.



http://www.supertopo.com/tr/My-Finest-Trip-Report-Three-Days-Some-Cables-and-a-Dome-with-my-Kid/t11250n.html
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:15pm PT
Disco Ellen

Credit: Mark Hudon

Quilting Ellen

Credit: Mark Hudon

First day of High School Ellen

Credit: Mark Hudon
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:19pm PT
^^^ Cool outfit, esp. the wrist brace. Must be a cut off the old man's block... :-)

Cheers
DMT
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:20pm PT
Pretty cool Dudes!

Jeremy
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
Being a father.....simply the best part of my life.....they are my gold.

With my son, Paden....

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....my daughter, Micah....

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....my daughter, Marina....

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I could not be more proud of these three amazing blessings in my life.
Gilroy

Social climber
Boulderado
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:52pm PT
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Five girls out of one woman by three different men. Don't try to tell me the man determines the sex of the child. For nine years we had them under one roof until, like the independent women we raised them to be, they took off when they reached that age.

They all still call me Dad despite the facts of paternity. I couldn't be prouder. When they get together, it's a happening and people take note of the palpable buzz of sisterhood.
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Nov 15, 2012 - 12:48am PT
F*#kin' A!!!!!!! DMT... that video said it all. Great music, great kids. But folks, watch it to the very end. There'll be a tear in your eye and you'll know why, despite what he might say, DMT is an awesome Dad. Those girls know the meaning of what it means to be alive, to really feel, for sure!

And good on all you dads!

Eric
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Nov 15, 2012 - 01:27am PT
Nice video dmt. That is gnarly, dude.
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Nov 15, 2012 - 01:47am PT
I got a million and one kid stories... and counting as we speak. The three youngest were driving me nutz tonight. Mom is away on biz in NYC, but hey, I'm the primary caregiver round here. Goes with the territory and at the end of the day, I can't imagine doing anything different. Or wanting to do anything different.

My life is kind of like a sitcom. Each episode starts out normal enough, then something goes awry and mayhem ensues. Sparks fly. By the end of the segment, it's all hugs, rainbows and lollipops again... well, sometimes I trade the lollipops for single malt or Kentucky bourbon.... whatever gets ya through the day.

I ended up with four of these creatures. Not a weak personality amongst them. Since I was so shy and reserved in my earlier days, I guess somebody or something is providing some equilibrium. This is the full E-ticket baby.

I don't try to push them any one way. My grandparents tried to mold my dad and that was a disaster. My dad, as counterpoint, never really pushed us at all, so a lot got thought about, but not ever executed. One day, when my first was barely two and I'd just left her mom, I decided it was time to get the hell out of the cave. To stop thinking about doing it and to start just doing it. That was the beginning of my backcountry days, getting out discovering all kinds of new things that spoke to me. Interestingly, the virtual world had the voice of DMT back in those days on the radio.. wreck.climbing radio that is!

What I do try to do, is to expose them to a lot of stuff. They'll get the breadth of experience and eventually something will stick that they're passionate about. Part of that is showing them my own passions.

This includes backcountry stuff, but a lot more too.

Here is the gang in action:

My oldest... on the Jumboton graduating from UCSD this past June, hono...
My oldest... on the Jumboton graduating from UCSD this past June, honors and all.
Credit: Fletcher

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Must be prepared to carry everything at some point.  Don't worry, even...
Must be prepared to carry everything at some point. Don't worry, eventually I'll have the tables turned one day...
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Eric
gf

climber
Nov 15, 2012 - 05:28am PT
kid heaven!
kid heaven!
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Borut

climber
french
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:54am PT
Merci Dingus for this inspirational thread (Great vid, People!). Nicolas will always be my favorite climbing partner. Someday I'll have to put up an account of our early climbs. It's not that easy, though. Nicolas maybe you'll read this (I know, I know, there goes pops again on one of those...), well, you might remember that when we set off for that 'Slovenia 2000' summer of alpine trad (purdy, purdy), I had absolute confidence in your reactions. That's what I meant to say. We were successfull in each climb... so we had to keep going. Man, the weather wouldn't go bad and we went on and on... successfully. It was nerve, yes it was after all. I learned a lot. It's all about confidence. I mean life. Thanks son, and respect.

Borut
Gilroy

Social climber
Boulderado
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:28am PT
Yeah, thx DMT. Love what you do here on the Taco. and I remember ya' back on the wreck before I began to post. Much repect.

Fathers who inspire me;

Dr. Thrill and son
Dr. Thrill and son
Credit: Gilroy

Javi and Desi
Javi and Desi
Credit: Gilroy

Kirky and Sophia
Kirky and Sophia
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Silver

Ice climber
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:40am PT
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Nothing even comes close to the satisfaction of being this little girls father.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Nov 16, 2012 - 01:10am PT
cmcc

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 16, 2012 - 02:14am PT
Planting seeds of big adventures!
Planting seeds of big adventures!
Credit: cmcc

Credit: cmcc

Credit: cmcc
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