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Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 28, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
A little bouldering by a little 22 month old. No top rope, no spot (that I could see), but rewards along the way.

Tom Higgins

Trad climber
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
Hahahah Awesome!

Trad climber
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
That kid is gonna be good!

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
Assuming this video is not faked, this is suggestive of reincarnation. Maybe Mike Reardon, John Bachar, or someone else of lesser stature perhaps, but at least a climber of sorts from a past life. Maybe Chuck Pratt, or Bob Kamps, or Frank Sacherer?

Of course, the child may have just watched adults do it, then imitated, but man, he or she is precocious!!

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
Goodness sake. . . what a darling kid. . . he's sayin',




Social climber
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
It's all about incentive.

Nicely played.

right here, right now
Jan 28, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
Got to be almost like throwing a baby into water?
Pretty decent form; though I usually don't break out the diapers unless I tie on a cord!

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flagstaff arizona
Jan 28, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
To a kid, it's as natural as walking and a hell of a lot more fun!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jan 28, 2013 - 06:19pm PT
Jr. got skilz,
nice send!

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 28, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
Clearly an alpinist. He has the choss cleaning down!

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
I like the reincarnation idea. Little guy has Kamps moves and head from what I can tell, but of course I'm a little biased from climbing with him so long. Note the thinking ahead evident in some moves.

There's another thread on when the Nose will be free-soloed. Maybe this kid is the answer at, say, 12-14, when some of us are still alive. Fingers might fit just fine under the Great Roof about then.

I still think Dad and Mom should put a top rope on him or lead rope and get him clipping!

Tom Higgins

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 28, 2013 - 07:09pm PT
That post made my day, Tom. Thanks for sharing it.

Could this be your Johnny climbing the Chrome Moly Cube in a few years?


Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jan 28, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
kid kinda did a double drop knee near the top.

good stuff!
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