Rock Climbing School for Kids Rock climbing is a newly-popular sport that either grab kids or leave them cold. Let's examine what kids can learn from synthetic rock "walls," when they're ready to advance to the great outdoors, and how families can participate in this sport together.
Rock Climbing School for Kids - High Angles Adventures Rock Climbing: The great outdoors is the specialty at High Angles Adventures (800/777-2546), which has trained climbers for over 25 years in upstate New York's Shawangunk Mountains. Ross continues, "When parents call me, I first find out, 'Whose interest is this?' I tell parents, 'If it's your interest and not the youngsters', wait until they ask for it." Are your kids old enough to scale the heights? Ross notes: "I've worked with a very gifted 4-year old rock climber, but 6-7 years is typically the youngest. And over 8 years, kids are more mature.
Rock Climbing Schools For Kids Rock Climbing "As in almost every sport, the earlier the kids start, the better." says David Kelly, Assistant Manager of the EMS Climbing School (603-356-5433) in North Conway, New Hampshire. There, the nearby White Mountains are used both to train beginners and refine techniques for more advanced students. EMS' day-long classes accept children from 6 years and up with an adult escort, though Kelly concedes most child students are 10-17 years old.
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