And then some more… Rock Climbing that is :)

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So, the kids are back and we were finally able to take them out on the rocks….What an amazing family adventure. Full of triumph, team work, positive reinforcement and gorgeous problems to solve.   We went to Rose Ledge in Northfield, MA. There was time for a couple of different routes, but this was the favorite… Tree Flake, depending on the start was a 5.6 or 5.7. Nice, solid climb.

We also find climbing where we can when it’s too dark or the weather isn’t suitable for our ropes… 🙂 Next climb we need to take them to the gym. Central Rock Gym here we come!

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Rock Climbing Western Mass

 DCIM106GOPROThe adventures are limitless! 

CAM01046Meeting tons of new cool friends in this rad sub-culture that is rock climbing!

 

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Getting ready to head back to Mormon Hollow 🙂 
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Chapel Ledge in Ashfield, Ma is one great slab. So thankful for great days, ropes & gear, rocks and people I love to to climb with!    Climb on friends, Climb on! 

Life Surfing 101 (rock climbing)

 

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Well,  if you want to live life to the fullest then you want to play it safe when it comes to rock climbing! And for one thing that means not climbing in a shady area after a pounding night of rain. So we explored the Green Mountain National Forest a bit then headed down to Western Mass. for a secret spot in the deep woods… For our first solo top roping climb!

 

We played around for a bit, with different equipment and knots… No matter how confident we felt,  before we went too high we tested and observed the anchors, the rope, and the elements.  The slab was a little wet still so we took it easy. Feeling good about putting up a safe top roping climb for ourselves. Doing some more research on the climb, then off to bed. More to come tomorrow 🙂