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#33141 - 09/17/07 04:13 PM Re: Youngest climber on High E? [Re: gunks]
mworking Offline
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Yawn. Who really cares other than the parents?


To the second reply:
How can you know that you’re kids are superior if ya don’t keep up with what the others are doing?

To the OP:
Did I see you leaving a bike heading up to Jean? (I think I said Hi there.)

Wow, excellent, wish my wife and kids would climb with me. It sure helps to have two to cope and I’d love it if any of them could get up HE. Hope you got pictures, though it sounds as if you might have other opportunities.

Thanks for posting.


Edited by mworking (09/17/07 06:47 PM)
Edit Reason: clarity

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#33145 - 09/17/07 05:58 PM Re: Youngest climber on High E? [Re: MarcC]
Jeff Holt Offline
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 Originally Posted By: MarcC
Yawn. Who really cares other than the parents?


+1
Jeff

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#33158 - 09/18/07 04:39 PM Re: Youngest climber on High E? [Re: Jeff Holt]
Coppertone Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Jeff Holt
 Originally Posted By: MarcC
Yawn. Who really cares other than the parents?


+1
Jeff


Does anyone care about a 6 year old climbing a multi pitch route with someone other than their parents? That is quite a bit of responsiblity taken on by the leader who is not the childs parent! I know I would not let my daughter climb with anyone other than myself regardless of that climbers ability level or experience(including a guide) until she was much older.

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#33159 - 09/18/07 04:50 PM Re: Youngest climber on High E? [Re: Coppertone]
mworking Offline
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Assuming you are referring to this thread, I believe that a parent was there. Perhaps we’ll here from the OP. But perhaps your comment is a lead in to this thread which I took / take as a troll.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/foru...;guest=21244131

Added: Actually I’d like to hear the details of how this was handled, where the adults were, the availability of assistance (not so much whether it was needed) etc.


Edited by mworking (09/18/07 04:57 PM)

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#33160 - 09/18/07 05:22 PM Re: Youngest climber on High E? [Re: mworking]
chip Offline
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I'm interested. That is a very intimidating climb for a beginner. Some kids don't think twice while others get caught up in drama when climbing, only to often have different reactions at other times. Good on you to have such a nice experience together.

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#33163 - 09/19/07 12:06 AM Re: Youngest climber on High E? [Re: gunks]
Dizzy Offline
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Registered: 12/23/99
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 Originally Posted By: gunks
I took my friend's 6-year old daughter up High E yesterday. She cruised it.

Yes, but did she have fun?

IBBY!
Dizz
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#33165 - 09/19/07 12:19 AM Re: Youngest climber on High E? [Re: gunks]
Daniel Offline
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You should see this six year old girl who does the East Face traverse on Rat Rock in Central Park--especially with all these burly boulderers looking on with a mixture of amusement and astonishment. Crikey!

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#33166 - 09/19/07 01:18 AM Re: Youngest climber on High E? [Re: Daniel]
quanto_the_mad Offline
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Little Japanese girl?
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#33168 - 09/19/07 03:24 AM Re: Youngest climber on High E? [Re: quanto_the_mad]
Daniel Offline
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Yup, that's her. She's got a lot of technique, plus a high strength to weight ratio (very low denominator).

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#33174 - 09/19/07 05:15 PM Re: Youngest climber on High E? [Re: mworking]
Coppertone Offline
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Loc: Newtown, CT
I was not trolling. I would never let my daughter go on a climb with someone other than myself or my wife. Being responsible for yourself on a climb is large enough responsibilty in itself let alone being responsible for someone elses child. I am not talking about in a gym or a single pitch toprope, but climb a multipitch route has many facets to it that would challenge a 6 year old aside from the climbing and present additional responsibilities on the leader. If the parents we there on the climb that is a different story. By maybe it is just me, but taking someone elses kid on a multipitch climb without a parent being on the climb is a big deal. I think that the achievement for the little girl is fantastic, but not something I would do with someone elses kid and not something I would allow my kid to do.

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