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  • mg3318

    I took my daughter to an awesome indoor rock climbing gym in Chicago yesterday. She has been really interested in climbing since watching all of the climbing events in the Olympics, but it only ever climbed on smaller kid friendly stuff at a place in our town.

    She LOVED it. I rented a harness and shoes for myself because I was so envious of how much fun she was having, so it was an awesome thing for us to do together and encourage each other.

    A bigger indoor gym will be open in about 20 minutes from us in January, and I’m willing to bet that we will have a membership there. It was just so much fun.

    • nice :)sted
    • wow! She's pretty high up there on that first shot... pretty awesome for a kid to go all out on a wall like that her first time... what a little badass!PonyBoy
    • Cool activity. Nice!stoplying
    • Oh man, climbing is such rad thing for families to do together...right on.JackRyan
    • Thanks everyone! I climbed once at a gym I went to over 10 years ago, but never did it again because I didn't want to mess up my fingers for playing guitar.mg33
    • I was in my band at the time.mg33
    • She's such a brave kid and I was so happy to see her determination. I like to look for activities that involve problem solving, failure, and persistence,mg33
    • and this has those in spades. I'd love to make it a regular thing, get trained to belay, and really put some time into it. It was a blast.mg33
    • Since we went I've definitely had that "gonna try X next time..." like figuring out a route differently, not fearing a jumping lunge upwards to a higher hold.mg33
    • We came home and watched Free Solo to watch his actual climb at the end. Seen it so many times, always amazed at his achievement.mg33
    • One of the coolest hobbies I took up w/my partner right b4 the pandemic & I need to get over it and touch walls again. I miss it. also best arms ever!shellie
    • That's awesome. I took my daughters a few months ago and they absolutely HATED it lol. Find something else I guess. :)Cosmodrome
    • Nice! Fellow climber here. Hopefully, you learn the skills and venture outdoors too.dorf
    • The best that it's her choice. and yeah opens lots of opportunities not just for her but you (staying fit ahha) :D anyways it helps a lot of build confidencested
    • Awesome! Ive always wondered how they get those giant pieces of gum to stick like that....ArmandoEstrada
    • We have one near us in Raleigh... my son loved doing it years ago (when he was around 7-8)... want to go back and do again, hopefully my 6yr old daughter willslinky
    • We have one near us in Raleigh... my son loved doing it years ago (when he was around 7-8)... want to go back and do again, hopefully my 6yr old daughter willslinky
    • try itslinky

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