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By Jeronimo
Jul 12, 2014

Hi all, will be checking out the City for the first time with a 4 and 7 year old next week!
Any kid-friendly, more slabby routes I should consider?
If no 'official' routes are decent, does any area have a good variety of slabby boulders to have them play on? My kids are not stellar climbers yet. Yet, I say!

Thanks for the help!


Jeronimo


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By zoso
Jul 13, 2014
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The slab to climbers left on practice wall.
mountainproject.com/v/beginner-slab/107272232

Indian Chief.
mountainproject.com/v/indian-chief-rock/106856466

This and it's neighbor:
mountainproject.com/v/good-times/105741596
Although the bottom is probably too reachy for the shorter ones.

Radicella rock. See Bingham's book. Funny, I entered them in here last year and now they are gone. Ranger Brad Schilling told me the City doesn't have the funds to allow anchors in this spot as I asked to put a set in. I'd recommend just leading them vs setting up a tope rope. It'll be much easier. And the anchors do "take some imagination", but they are bomber. These 3 routes are quite fantastic for the grade.

My kids always insist we do the rebar ladder on Bath Rock. You might consider short roping the 4 year old for it as it's exposed for a bit. Also there are 2-3 shorter EZ routes in the same bowl that you can either lead or easily set up a TR.


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By Jeronimo
Jul 13, 2014

Awesome! Thanks for the great beta!


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