I usually stick to technical topics, but I’m a proud papa. This is a photo of my 7 year old daughter rock climbing at Pacific Edge in Santa Cruz a couple of weeks ago. That’s the top of a 50 foot climb, one of four she did that day.
How she decided that this was the sport for her, I don’t know. She tried it for the first time at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk a couple of years ago, and has done it several times since on the same kind of portable 20ft wall. This is the first time she ever tried anything quite this extreme, and she was pretty intimidated at first. But about half-way up the first climb she “got it” and from that point on she had a great time.
Amazing facility, by the way, next to the Beckmann’s bread factory.