23 May 2011
climbing up, up, up
We live in the shadow of famous (at least in local climbing circles) rock-climbing cliffs, and, finally, Young One had her chance to try it out this weekend. Simply ... she was awesome! She scaled a wall that was nearly 50 feet, mostly on her own -- several times. She was strong and brave and confident and determined. She was also cautious and deliberate in her moves. It wasn't easy for her, especially the descent, but she worked through it. I love that.
The event took place a short walk from our front door and was organized by a group who calls these rocks home. Skilled climbers volunteered their time and experience to provide the opportunity for young people in conjunction with our local pea festival. I love that, too.