Kids Climbing at the Buttermilks

Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 4:37pm - Adventure

Last week my friend Sean Jones came through Bishop with four kids and our friend Graham.  If you´ve seen my last few blog posts, I got some great shots with Sean´s kids M´so and Lily when I was out in Colorado.  On this trip Sean, his kids, and Graham were out here in California with 12 year old Persephone and 14 year old Summer along as well.  I´ve always admired Sean´s incredible desire to get kids out climbing, and this time was no exception.  They were all so excited that on the first night we climbed all the way past dark into the moonlight.

Everyone was climbing so well and Having so much fun, but without question the highlight of the night was watching 5 year old Lily climb a 20 foot tall boulder problem by herself.  20 feet can be high if your over 5 feet tall, but at 2.5 feet tall, Lily´s climb was truly one of the most inpsiring ascents I´ve ever witnessed.  She climbed it first all by herself, but with her Dad climbing right behind her.  As soon as she got to the top she proclaimed "I wanna do it by myself!!!"  And that she did in one of the most brilliant bist of climbing I´ve ever seen.  Its going to be so fun to watch her and her brother M´so grow up.  I have no doubt they´ll do amazing things.



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Before we went climbing at the Buttermilks that evening, the kids had a blast climbing on the climbing ladder in my backyard, and jumping on the trampoline with the sprinkler under it.



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