WARNING: If you are afraid of heights, we may want to pass on this post, which is heavy on photos of rock climbing.
You know whenever we are in Estes, our grands spend several hours climbing at the indoor climbing gym at the Mountaineer store, (which this Nana loves)and this year even the youngest two got into it. I am being intentional about not showing faces, for privacy and protection. Our oldest grandson showing just how easy it should be; the climbing teacher called him "a beast" because of his skills. Notice he is not roped on, but just bouldering or free climbing.
Our youngest grandson getting help from his cousin.
Another great climber, who climbs like I used to(when I was in college), I was often referred to as a spider.
Our oldest granddaughter, who challenges herself.
No ropes here either; before you report me into for neglect, there are mats beneath the walls where people climb free.
Photo above is accurate in just how high he is climbing; I think he was timing himself as well. Our oldest two granddaughters also made it to the top of this wall.
If climbing isn't enough, our Peanut loves photography and often borrows our camera.
Our oldest daughter Carrie watching one of her kiddos climbing, can you tell from her expression just how tense she is.
While many would prefer their grands to play soccer or another "on the ground" sport, I love seeing our grands climbing! When our daughters were young, we had close friends whose daughters were international rock climbers. The sport is very expensive if you have world records in your sight, but I would love to see one or more of our grands continue to climb. Even a couple of them who have been afraid of heights in the past, seem to have conquered their fear. To all of our grands-Well Done. I used to have a t-shirt from Yosemite that read "Go Climb A Rock"; maybe I should get some for our Colorado climbers-all 11 of them.
I'm off to my ladies study this morning and then will have some errands to run. I hope you have a great day!