Rock Climbing for Kids at DL


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Greg Wheaton · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Hi all!  I'd like to bring my 8-year-old daughter climbing at Devil's Lake.  She's pretty short for her age and would have no chance even starting some of the 5.5/5.6 routes I've explored there.  Are there any top rope areas or routes that have super easy segments on them doable for most kids???  I just want her first time climbing outdoors to be encouraging. Thank you!
-Greg Wheaton

Adam Reinhardt · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2011 · Points: 0

If you haven't already seen this post, there are some opinions here

https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/111879900/best-devils-lake-area-for-little-tikes

Chris treggE · · Madison, WI · Joined May 2007 · Points: 9,150

I've taken my kids on devils doorway, leaning tower, and cleos needle (among other unnamed random short walls on the east bluff), but you need to lead or solo those first to get them up. Box canyon, I've heard, would fit your bill: https://www.mountainproject.com/v/61---box-canyon/106303148

Greg Wheaton · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Thanks guys!  Any other top rope area/route suggestions that are doable for small kids are greatly appreciated!

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