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May 14, 2014
Some crack climb on Wall Street
I've got a 3yr old that is interested in climbing and a crawling 11 month old that won't sit still. I'd like to find an area that I can climb and put the 3yr and her 6yr old friend on TR to climb as well.
I'm familiar with Wall Street (Potash) but I'm concerned that even with all the adult supervision the 11 month will crawl into the roadway, he's pretty damn fast.
Ice Cream Parlor has stuff that may be marginal for the kids to TR but there's the logistics of someone hanging with the kid in the parking lot and swapping out parents, etc.
I was curious if there was some area that I'm not aware of or may be forgetting that has easy access, distanced from busy roads and cliffs so I don't kill my kid and still have a pleasant time.

Thanks.
Chris JD
From Golden, Co
Joined Oct 18, 2005
402 points
May 14, 2014
Here we go... Willie Wilson
From America
Joined Aug 1, 2010
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May 14, 2014
When I was a bum at Frey
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From Pittsford, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
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May 14, 2014
Look.  Imma git them coconut chips.  Trust.
How hard does the 3 year old lead? Adam Burch
Joined Jan 9, 2012
622 points
May 14, 2014
I pity the fool
Go to Castle Rock up Boulder canyon. Very safe area for the kiddos to run around and there is a 5.2 on the far left side that your 3 year old can climb on. Ray Lovestead
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 9, 2008
26 points
May 14, 2014
Leash the 11 month old to the bumper. Problem solved. A better idea is just put out a big bowl if water and food and leave them at home. Kids are annoying and always seem to steal my food and piss on my rope. Not cool. Tug
Joined Jul 8, 2007
6 points
May 14, 2014
cottonmouth
a gym? ze_dirtbag
From TBD
Joined Jun 18, 2012
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May 14, 2014
Some crack climb on Wall Street
I know the area pretty well, adding small kids to the mix is new. I didn't learn in a gym why should they have to? Chris JD
From Golden, Co
Joined Oct 18, 2005
402 points
May 14, 2014
Try Penitente Canyon: nice climbing & TR & enclosed-the kids can't get very far away. Elliott Crooks
Joined Nov 1, 2006
17 points
May 14, 2014
i'm in the southeast so i have no suggestions for where to take your little monsters, but i have a suggestion on safety. put a tag line on them. with any friction at all on the rope you won't be able to lower them, they just won't weigh enough. a tag will let you pull them down. jeep gaskin
Joined Aug 10, 2010
17 points
May 20, 2014
Some crack climb on Wall Street
Penitente is next on the list and Lime creek soon after. Thanks for the suggestion of the tag line, at this point she's not going all that high but will soon enough. Chris JD
From Golden, Co
Joined Oct 18, 2005
402 points
May 20, 2014
What is the range that you are interested in? This is posted in southern Utah deserts but are you interested in Maple canyon stuff or even has high north as Rock canyon or American Fork?

Or are you just interested in Moab and fairly tight radius around that.
DanielRich
Joined Aug 23, 2008
7 points
May 20, 2014
In Boulder Canyon on recommend Nip & Tuck area. It's about 10ish miles up the canyon on the right hand side. The approach is about 30 seconds. There are two slabs that create kind of an open book with chains at the top of each slab. You do a short hike around on either the left or right. The only issue you might be concerned with is it's literally right off the road. Brendan Magee
From Parker, CO
Joined Jun 14, 2013
45 points
May 30, 2014
Some crack climb on Wall Street
I was looking specifically for immediate area around Moab as were were headed there a few weekends ago. We ended up along wall street and all turned out fine.

I do appreciate the northern Ut suggestions as we'll be heading through there in a couple of months.

Thanks to everyone for the CO and UT suggestions, I'm keeping track for when I've got the kids along.
Chris JD
From Golden, Co
Joined Oct 18, 2005
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