Trip Report
makayla does her first multi pitch climb (at 11 years old) "the super slacker highway"
Sunday February 6, 2011 5:51pm
makayla on pitch 5 cruising the 5.10a face in style
makayla on pitch 5 cruising the 5.10a face in style
Credit: mctwisted
reaching the summit anchor
reaching the summit anchor
Credit: mctwisted
almost to the top of the pinnacle and pitch 8
almost to the top of the pinnacle and pitch 8
Credit: mctwisted
after the 5.10a mantle comes the cool 5.9 finger crack, pitch 6
after the 5.10a mantle comes the cool 5.9 finger crack, pitch 6
Credit: mctwisted
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pitch 5 after the 5.10a face move,pitch 4 was 5.10a finger to overhang...
pitch 5 after the 5.10a face move,pitch 4 was 5.10a finger to overhanging knobs
Credit: mctwisted
the weather has been awesome and makayla was to bored to go to easy climbs (like makaylas climb at pat and jack cliff), so after a leisurely sleep in till around 11am we made lunch and went for the drive into the park. lots of climbers at the crag but not on this hidden new gem. i just told her we would go up a couple pitches till she was tired. next thing you know shes begging to go higher and the summit was in sight. she cruised the 5.10a finger to overhanging knobs pitch and i have to say i dont think ill ever see a bigger smile on her face than that moment. then suprisingly she cruised both the 10a face and then on the next pitch the 10a mantel and finger finish. lastly the 5.9 finger to stemming and chimney to the top of pitch 8. steep rappels and in no time we were back at the truck and she cant wait to tell mom how it was!
self portrait on big ledge at the notch
self portrait on big ledge at the notch
Credit: mctwisted

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Captain...or Skully

climber
  Feb 6, 2011 - 06:04pm PT
McT!
elAndy

Trad climber
El Portal, CA
  Feb 6, 2011 - 07:16pm PT
Ya gotta love the EP kids. They make our future look so bright.
Nor Cal

Trad climber
San Mateo
  Feb 6, 2011 - 07:42pm PT
that is great. care to share where it route is? topo?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Feb 6, 2011 - 08:07pm PT
hey there say, thanks for the share... wow, i was, i think, playing dolls and playing house, with few best friends, at that age... ohmy, but i went on to be a good babysitter from it all,

so--may she go on to be great things, in her "line of childhood training" and, may you enjoy your adventures together, too! :)

:)
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Feb 6, 2011 - 08:13pm PT
Awesome MCT thanks for posting up!
More pics?
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
  Feb 6, 2011 - 08:36pm PT
So awesome! I fantasize about climbing long routes in the valley with my kids. Bravo to both of you!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  Feb 7, 2011 - 12:23am PT
Dan,
You can edit to make the photos show up correctly.
Each code should say [photoid=number]
Not your fault - it's a bug in the Supertopo photo insert code that leaves the cursor right after photo, instead of after ] .
After doing that, and rotating a couple: here are all the photos:
pitch 5 after the 5.10a face move,pitch 4 was 5.10a finger to overhang...
pitch 5 after the 5.10a face move,pitch 4 was 5.10a finger to overhanging knobs
Credit: mctwisted
makayla on pitch 5 cruising the 5.10a face in style
makayla on pitch 5 cruising the 5.10a face in style
Credit: mctwisted
after the 5.10a mantle comes the cool 5.9 finger crack, pitch 6
after the 5.10a mantle comes the cool 5.9 finger crack, pitch 6
Credit: mctwisted
almost to the top of the pinnacle and pitch 8
almost to the top of the pinnacle and pitch 8
Credit: mctwisted
reaching the summit anchor
reaching the summit anchor
Credit: mctwisted
rappel from pitch 5
rappel from pitch 5
Credit: mctwisted
steep rappel of pitch 4
steep rappel of pitch 4
Credit: mctwisted
she always likes the steep stuff!
she always likes the steep stuff!
Credit: mctwisted
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
  Feb 6, 2011 - 08:48pm PT
Who led Dan or Sue? I hope i can take my daughters climbing, only problem is i can't climb that hard.
Captain...or Skully

climber
  Feb 6, 2011 - 08:54pm PT
Right on! Good rescue Clint. That's kinda what my 1st post was about.
I THOUGHT there were more pics.
Looks like a good time, eh? TFPU!
gf

climber
  Feb 6, 2011 - 08:56pm PT
great stuff! just shared it with my 10 yr old girl who also likes to climb and whose image has graced the fair posts of ST on occasion
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Author's Reply  Feb 6, 2011 - 11:20pm PT
thanks clint, ill try again with a few more pics[photo
rappel from pitch 5
rappel from pitch 5
Credit: mctwisted
photo
she always likes the steep stuff!
she always likes the steep stuff!
Credit: mctwisted
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Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  Feb 7, 2011 - 12:09am PT
Dan,

If you look back at your original post, there should be a button that says
[Edit]
at the very bottom.
Click on that, and then you can modify your original post to fix up
the codes for showing the photos. (And add the new codes, too).
That way all the photos will show up right in the original post.

If you can't get it to work, I'll put them all in my post.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
  Feb 7, 2011 - 04:51am PT
Very Nice!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
  Feb 7, 2011 - 04:55am PT
Awesome. That Girl Can Climb! What a cutie too. Lucky dad.

DMT
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
  Feb 7, 2011 - 08:43am PT
Good for her! Bravo!
J. Werlin

Social climber
Cedaredge, CO
  Feb 7, 2011 - 08:54am PT
Most excellent. Route looks like a lot of fun, too.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
  Feb 7, 2011 - 09:35am PT
Nice work Makayla. Great times indeed mctwisted I took my daughter up a multi pitch last year, one of the best times for sure. Thanks for the pics!

Here is a fun thread if you haven't seen it.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=724470&msg=866627#msg866627
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
  Feb 7, 2011 - 09:57am PT
Very nice. I have taken my kids out a lot, but mostly bouldering as it always seemed like too much work and not enough fun when we used ropes. Though, last year, I took him on some multi pitch climbing in the BH Needles and summited spire 4. My son, Jack even wrote up a little tr http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Spire-4/t10809n.html. He got a little scared and had thoughts about going down, but he eventually made it to the top. The pride I saw in him when we got home and he told his mom what he had done was priceless. For those wanting to climb with their kids the BH Needles are absolutely spectacular with hundreds of routes up to a few pitches that reach great summits. There are many very exciting routes starting at 5.0 and going up from there. Great job getting to the top Makayla.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
  Feb 7, 2011 - 09:58am PT
NICE!
susu

Trad climber
East Bay, CA
  Mar 20, 2011 - 08:18pm PT
Wonderful!
Captain...or Skully

climber
  Mar 20, 2011 - 08:24pm PT
I think that last time I saw her, she was a tiny baby.
Whoa.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Mar 20, 2011 - 08:25pm PT
Awesome, I'll be taking my own daughter climbing soon!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Mar 20, 2011 - 08:41pm PT
awesome
skywalker

climber
  Mar 20, 2011 - 08:44pm PT
Proud!

Its cool she is o.k. with exposure! Just did a hike with some exposure with my buddy and his 10 yr old son and he loved every bit except looking down off the top of a cliff to see where we started from. Been hikin' my 2 yr old around a bunch...

Cheers!!!

S...
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Author's Reply  Mar 20, 2011 - 08:50pm PT
[photo
lowering off the silver bullet
lowering off the silver bullet
Credit: mctwisted
makayla on the silver bullet. lee vining canyon
makayla on the silver bullet. lee vining canyon
Credit: mctwisted
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
  Mar 21, 2011 - 07:45am PT
That's pretty cool
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
  Mar 21, 2011 - 07:47am PT
Awesome!

DMT
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
  Mar 21, 2011 - 07:52am PT
oh dang,, another LYNN HILL!!! Very coool!!
Silver

Gym climber
  Mar 21, 2011 - 02:28pm PT
i dont think ill ever see a bigger smile on her face than that moment. then suprisingly she cruised both the 10a face and then on the next pitch the 10a mantel and finger finish. lastly the 5.9 finger to stemming and chimney to the top of pitch 8. steep rappels and in no time we were back at the truck and she cant wait to tell mom how it was!

You will see a bigger smile I gurantee it. One of them will be the day you hand her off to her husband, and the second will be the day she hands you your first grandchild. Thats what I am hoping anyway but my little one is only 20 months old so I have some time.

Dan great TR and you make me jealous waiting for my little one to grow up. I think BPK just told me he did this route. He said it was fantastic and that even a fat bastard like me could get up it. LOL

Hey wish you would have stopped by when I was in EP foaming that house. Give me a shout if you want your eastside project looked at. I have some jobs going in mammoth/Bishop this spring.

I can't wait to do that with my daughter if she wants. I bet you still have a smile on your face from that day.

Silver

Sean Jones

climber
  Mar 21, 2011 - 10:52pm PT
This is the coolest thing I've seen in forever !!!!!! Just did that route the other day with Brian Ketron......Dan, that thing is soooooo good !!!! thanks for all the hard work and what a great job you did there.......and as for Makayla !!!!! coolest ever !!!! She is sooooo awesome. Way to go both of you !!!!!
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
  Mar 21, 2011 - 11:53pm PT
great pics dan, glad to see somebody's is getting the ropeguns trained for our 80's. can yuou aid that climb? SHIPOOPOI
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
  Mar 22, 2011 - 12:05am PT
Man, great TR McDaddy!

A fine young lady you have, to follow 5.10 with a big smile!

Very Proud and thanks for the writeup.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
  Mar 22, 2011 - 12:38am PT
Excellent share, Dan!
Proud!
Captain...or Skully

climber
  Apr 15, 2011 - 02:57pm PT
WooHoo!!!!!!!
Dig it.
klimski

Trad climber
Bridgeport,CA
  Apr 15, 2011 - 05:02pm PT
Sweet Dan,Just like her mom. hopefully we'll see ya over on this side soon. Heading out to Bircham this week.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Apr 15, 2011 - 05:11pm PT
Super! Why didn't I have a dad like you?
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
  Apr 23, 2011 - 08:53pm PT
You gotta figure the greased-pole champion would send...what fun! thanks.
rodermck

Social climber
san jose ca.
  Apr 24, 2011 - 05:20pm PT
wow!!.. fantstic pics!!.. makayla!!.. congrats on wonderful climbing and the fun and joy you were having for your ist multi pitch climb it made me so excited for you!!.. to be able to share this through pics!!.. dan!!.. you must be a proud dad!!.. to usher in a new generation of mcdevitt!!.. this is soooo!!.. cool!!.. love it so much!!.. cheers!!..
johntp

Trad climber
socal
  Apr 25, 2011 - 02:29am PT
Woot! Absolutely Fantastic! TFPU!!!
frog-e

Trad climber
Imperial Beach California
  Apr 25, 2011 - 06:48am PT
Hey McTwisted...that's awesome!

Anyone who got to be taught climbing by you or sue is very lucky, IMO.
Makayla will be on The Phoenix in no time....lol.
You've done an awesome job, with everything, Dan.

Cheers and thanks for posting some cool rock climbing pics,
And a neat TR. Looks like a fun climb!

Take care, have fun and climb on!

-Ray
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
  Apr 25, 2011 - 08:32am PT
Sweet! ...... 1 [often as exclam. ] informal used in expressions of assent or approval.
2 (esp. of a person) charming and endearing.


Mom & Dad.. made a Beautiful offspring.
thaDood

Mountain climber
PortaLedga OnzaKaleefa
  Apr 25, 2011 - 09:16pm PT
Dang, the Gal's got Grit!

Way to go, nice TR.

Thanks for sharing.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Apr 26, 2011 - 10:37am PT
From one Dad to another, that's SUPER inspiring, man what a day out that must have been.

My daughter is 8 and already I dream of when our cragging turns into multi-pitching, don't want to rush it and scare her away from climbing altogether so I'm patient.

Thanks for sharing!
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Author's Reply  Apr 26, 2011 - 07:49pm PT
cruise'in
cruise'in
Credit: mctwisted
makayla crank'in 5.10 on the headwall
makayla crank'in 5.10 on the headwall
Credit: mctwisted
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Author's Reply  May 10, 2011 - 05:38pm PT



mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Author's Reply  May 10, 2011 - 05:37pm PT
brat

climber
formerly El Portal
  May 8, 2011 - 11:44pm PT
Super cute! No wonder she hasn't been hanging out in the park so much lately. Bigger fish to fry!
Anastasia

climber
Home
  May 9, 2011 - 01:45am PT
I am so happy! Excellent T.R.
Congratulations for the send! :)
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
  May 11, 2011 - 06:25pm PT

Thanks.
neversummer

climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
  May 13, 2011 - 12:59pm PT
bump
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
  Mar 14, 2012 - 10:18pm PT
Bump for the most bad ass little girl in climbing.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
  Mar 14, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
KILLER route, bound to be super popular, cheers to the FA team!!!
Joe

Social climber
Santa Cruz
  May 4, 2012 - 08:11pm PT
great trip report, excellent photos and stellar route...
good fun...
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
  Oct 1, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
Bump because this route is fantastic!! Thanks Dan, fun stuff :)
Greg Barnes

climber
  Oct 1, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
Credit: Greg Barnes
Dan at the pitch 4 anchor (he linked past it of course) - guess there's a few features on the blank slabs of Yosemite...
David Wilson

climber
CA
  Oct 1, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
Missed this one earlier - way to go Makayla ! More things to come from that talented girl no doubt.
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