Saturday, January 26, 2008

Rock Climbing!!!

Today was K & O's first big-time climbing adventure! We took them to an Indoor Rock Climbing Center. The place is serious-- over 7,000 square feet of indoor rock climbing surface. The boys free-climbed a lot, but the highlight was that they each got to have five "rope climbs" (as K & O called it) -- belayed by a very cool rock climber on the staff of the center. K & O were by far the youngest people in the place, but they definitely held their own on the walls!!! Kyle, in particular, was absolutely amazing... the staff guy called him a "natural rock climber," and even Braydon and I were pretty stunned/impressed with what we witnessed our 3 year old do. Owen was totally into it too, he was just --as usual-- not quite as fearless as Kyle. Both of them loved it and can't wait to go back for more. Their favorite part was belaying down with the ropes/harnesses! [as always, click on any photo to enlarge]

Our cool staff guy outfits the boys with their gear.
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They start free-climbing without being fastened in.
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First "rope climb" - Owen belays down.
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Owen loves indoor rock climbing!
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Kyle loves indoor rock climbing!
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O & K take a break (much to our surprise, they initiated this), to watch the "grown ups doing rope climbs" for a while... They get inspired...
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...Immediately after watching the adult climbers, K & O insist on more "rope climbs" for themselves. On his first try, Kyle makes it all the way up the wall to touch the ceiling. This was seriously impressive...
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...and Kyle was justly delighted with himself (as were his mama, his brother, and his climbing coach)!
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Owen climbs high too, not quite touching the ceiling, but high nonetheless!
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Way into climbing!!!

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8 comments:

candisgillett@hotmail.com said...

Colin says that rock wall "looks scary," and I must admit I concur. K & O, you guys are FFFTs (fabulously fit and fearless twins). A most impressive ascent--Hillary and Norgay would have been proud...


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(Colin [his signature-lol] and his mom)

Malia'sMama said...

Are you SURE these little monkeys are THREE! This would be amazing at twice their age! Way to go, guys!!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh - how awesome!

Anonymous said...

they are amazing! looks like they had a blast!

-lori

T&T Livesay said...

love you guys. thank you for caring for us. We're humbled by your kindness ... hoping God makes a way to meet in real life ... but thankful to know you this way ... God Bless.

tara for all

Rony said...

I am so impressed that they are rock climbing at 3 years old!!! Amazing.

Kathy said...

I took my kids to try a rock wall in December and they did great. I was another story.

trish said...

So cool!!! It takes physical AND mental stamina to do that and at THREE!?!?!