Friday, September 24, 2010

Rock Climbing

Last weekend we decided to take Lil Max climbing at Adventure Rock.  Big Max wanted to go ahead and buy him his own climbing harness -- but sensible Mom talked him into renting one until we knew that Lil Max was going to be as avid of a climber as his Daddy (good thing).  :) 


First things first -- putting on the harness.  I think it's cool that they sell/make harnesses for kids as little as Max!



Then Daddy tested the integrity of the harness.  Safety first!  As you can tell, Lil Max thought this was fun! 




Next came the instruction -- try to explain to a 2.75 year old that they should climb UP the wall rather than swing around like a monkey on a rope....not EASY. 



The concept of straightening out his legs was somehow elusive as well.  He just kept tucking his feet under him like this...



Then he tried to be lazy.  Just pick me up, Dad -- he says.  Ok, that kinda is beside the point of CLIMBING, Max.....



In steps Mom.  Put your feet here...and here...I tried to explain.  He seemed to grasp it a little better...



Not bad for his first time -- look at it this way -- he's over 6 feet up on that wall.... that's 6 feet higher than I'd be willing to go....

3 comments:

Anna said...

Wow! I know he is in a harness and everything but you guys are brave.

m said...

Yea! Easy! The little kids have it the easiest as they are so light. I worked at a climbing gym and never was GREAT but I enjoyed climbing. He'll scamper up that wall in no time. When's the next visit?
mel(ody)

*jess* said...

Haven't left you bloggy love in QUITE SOME TIME but OMG, this was adorable. I love that little harness! It looks adorable on your lil max! <3