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T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Apr 5, 2009 - 10:55am PT
Johngenx says:

"A close friend and climbing partner of mine has three adult daughters that grew up climbing, backpacking and skiing. Today, they are capable and confident women that have fitness and the mountains as part of their lives. Too many kids that participate in team sports stop when school is over. Climbing can be "for life."

I could not agree more. I get my daughter out climbing and backpacking as muck as I can but not as offten as I should. Today we had to settle for a surf session, shucks maybe some climbing next week on spring break.
PaulC

Social climber
Apr 5, 2009 - 06:52pm PT
I still have not uploaded the Rebecca's Zion photos (her sister's Zion bouldering photos appeared a couple posts back). However, I did come across an old shot of Rebecca topping out on the blackyard climbing slab.

Rebecca at 4:


Keep posting! Great thread (comments & photos).

It will need a June 21st bump.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 6, 2009 - 04:32am PT
Jim E

climber
away
Apr 6, 2009 - 06:03am PT
Pine Tree Eliminate?
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 6, 2009 - 06:38am PT
Good eye for the route, Jim.

That was a while back, of course. On our most recent adventure we looked more like this.



(Jim Estabrook photo)
Rudder

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Apr 6, 2009 - 11:42am PT
Fun thread!

Here's my lil' (cough) 19 year old...



jeff_m

climber
somewhere fairly insignificant
Apr 6, 2009 - 05:53pm PT
No, couldn't pass up this thread...

I'm extremely proud of my daughters and their love (and ability) for climbing, but I think a lot of it has to do with the general supportive nature of the climbing community and having good role models to climb with and be around. (Yeah, you heard me. That might sound like a stretch to some of you, but if you've ever been around the parents/kids/mentors of any organized sport---or god forbid the "acting/theater/dance" community---climbers are about as saintly as you get....give or take.)

That said, time for pics of the 12-year-old and the 7-year-old (though these are from the last few years):

End o' the day JT race on Maggie's Farm & Rainy Day Women


The elder on Sweet Pete, Alabama Hills


The younger on same


Getting some cleaning practice on Toe Jam


The elder working through Butterfly Crack at Goddesses last year


It's really great when you can leave them to their own devices...


The younger topping out AFPA rock


Slogging up Whitney again


...and topping out


The youngster pleased at pulling through her first bulge/overhang


The older getting some slab work in


Hanging with one of those great role models I was referring to


Okay, that's enough (for now)...
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 7, 2009 - 09:23am PT
Really fun thread.
PaulC

Social climber
Apr 7, 2009 - 11:25am PT
Blueberry and huckleberry picking at Bear Rocks near Seneca:


Rececca bouldering at Calico Basin:


and Zion:


Beth Ann & Rebecca hiking near Monteverde, Cost Rica:




ninjakait

Trad climber
a place where friction routes have velcro
Apr 7, 2009 - 11:36am PT
"Sunday I took a picture of a 4 year old climbing with her parents (with their permission), she's so cute! Her parents said she does much better in the gym but really vertical stuff scares her (she was at the bottom of a 5.9 and didn't want to go higher). "

I know these people! Maybe I can coerce them into putting up some more pictures of their kid. =]
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Apr 7, 2009 - 12:02pm PT
yesterday, munginella

T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
May 25, 2009 - 09:39pm PT
Victoria turned 13 today. She had told me about a week ago that she wanted to climb for her B-day. She didn't have to ask twice. So we did her first multi pitch up Tahquitz. What a steller day we had!











Chinchen

climber
Living on the road
May 25, 2009 - 10:17pm PT
Cool! My turn...
Been on the road for ten months, heres some pics of my daughters Ani and Avery

Ani at Triassic, shes 8 and will be competing for fun in the Teva games coming up












Scrubbing Choss at Alabama Hills





Zion


Avery is just 4 and goes for it!
Zion boulder





Moab


This is inevitable
Bishop




We have been having some fun!!

T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
May 25, 2009 - 10:29pm PT
Sweet pics chinchen, Ani is crankin there bro, I'll bet she will shine at the Teva event.
Chinchen

climber
Living on the road
May 25, 2009 - 10:40pm PT
Thanks, man what a great thread. Its so cool to see all the great places you guys are taking your girls. Its a really special thing to share with our kids but for some reason the feeling of giving the girls something powerful that they can be good and share with us is the best!
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
May 26, 2009 - 07:29am PT
Was at a party in Canmore a few days ago and got talking to some folks i have not seen for a few years. It turns out their 12 year old daughter is leading 5.12. I guess thats what happens when the dad is a guide.
John Vawter

Social climber
San Diego
May 26, 2009 - 09:56am PT
I've got some slides of my daughter in diapers on the arete of a boulder upstream from the Tuolumne campground. When she was 9 and my son was 7 I took them up the Great White Book. They lost interest in high school, but they found it again not long after that. They're both leading now at 24 and 26. Last summer Dashielle led the Water Crack and the 5.9 variation on Northwest Books on Lembert. Smooth too.
Gene

climber
May 26, 2009 - 10:03am PT
T2,

That photo of your young lady asleep in the car is classic! Nothing finer than a great day with Dad in the hills.

gm
rich sims

Social climber
co
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2012 - 06:13pm PT
Iím just doing a little prep work.
I had my almost three year old sitting in my lap looking at this thread.
We probably would have looked through a third time but dinner was called.
Over and over she said look at that girl.
Seeing mommy and Aunty Roxanne was special also.
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