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5yr Old Clips First Bolts on Lead - Post your kids' climbing pics


Ty Meadows · · Moab, UT · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 55
coop Best · · Glenwood Springs, CO · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 485

With a little assistance at Ten Sleep, my son at 9 months.



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Chris Plesko · · Westminster, CO · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 485

JJ is just starting out. I have to get better fast or he'll soon outclimb me!

Baby mono
Monomaniac · · Morrison, CO · Joined Oct 2006 · Points: 17,430

Generally speaking, you want to use your middle finger for mono moves. That way you can flip people off while pantomiming the beta.

Scott Hansen · · Westminster, CO · Joined Jul 2001 · Points: 380
Cpt. E · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2006 · Points: 95
EDGE · · Between Nederland and Boulder, · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 1,370

First camping trip.



2002 Nationals




Hop on Pop, 5.8 at Smith Rock, age 14


Smith Rock


First trad lead on the South Face of Cathedral Peak.


The cover girl on "Ethereal Crack" 5.10c, Whitehorse Ledge


White Rastafarian at J Tree, age 17




Meaghan will be 22 this August, and is now teaching middle school math to inner city kids in southern Connecticut, after graduating top of her class in both majors, Mathematics and Education.

Woodchuck ATC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 3,110

Meaghan can credit the hard work and discipline of climbing for helping her focus on studies to achieve. ... Or she's just dam smart. Nice photos; bet you're proud.

mcarizona · · Flag · Joined Feb 2007 · Points: 180
Glenn Cilley · · Laconia, NH · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 535

My 7 year old on Sea Of Holes 5.7 Whitehorse ledge NH

Just after pulling the crux
Glenn Cilley · · Laconia, NH · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 535

Cinema Gully, Mt Willard NH

My 7 year old doing it up with style
Bill M · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 321
Lily Lake - RMNP
Norman , when he was 10, on Gilded Lily at Jurassic Park - Lily Lake in RMNP. We are from out of state and found this place using Sibylle Hechtel's guide book, Fun Climbs Colorado: Best Family Climbing Vacations.
Mike Dudley · · Vegas · Joined Nov 2008 · Points: 155

Yeah Daryl!!! She is going to be your rope gun before too long!

Chris Rinaldo · · Boulder, CO · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 20
9 months and bouldering
Proud pappa spotting his little 9 month old on her first boulder problem.
Chris Plesko · · Westminster, CO · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 485

That's awesome Chris!

Woodchuck ATC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 3,110

OK, who can beat the less than 9 months age barrier? Any younger ones out there?

Chris Owen · · Big Bear Lake · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 10,146

My wife climbed in Yosemite when she was preganant.

Michael Schneiter · · Glenwood Springs, CO · Joined Apr 2002 · Points: 8,745

I love my kid, obviously. She's so much fun and very funny as well. Every time we see a boulder or crag of any size she excitedly exclaims, "rock climbing!" Any time she sees a picture of a climber she thinks it's my wife or I, even when it's Chris Sharma on some 5.15, she says, "Daddy rock climbing, Daddy!" Aaahhh, thanks for thinking I could be so cool!

"Bouldering" in Glenwood Canyon at 3 days old:

Selah Claire Schneiter, 3 days old and getting her first taste of the rock, crimping down hard on the crux moves on the west face of the Hanging Lake Boulder.
Camp 4 at 2 months old:
Selah camping in Camp 4 at 2 months old.
Bouldering in Redstone at 18 months:
Selah, 18 months, in Redstone
One of my favorite pictures and the best reason to enjoy climbing and being outside with my kid, because everything is so cool, like this puddle at the top of the boulder:
Selah, 18 months, in Redstone
Climbing at the Pup Tent at 22 months:
Selah, 22 months, climbing at the Pup Tent of Solitude
Climbing in Colorado National Monument at 22 months:
Selah, 22 months, at Colorado National Monument
Chris Plesko · · Westminster, CO · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 485

Awesome pictures Michael! She is beautiful

Ashort · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 35

Great thread. No kids myself, but I enjoyed the pics. Any updates on how your kids are doing these days?

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