Sunday, November 18, 2012


Knowing how much Eli enjoyed his first experience rock climbing at his school, our friend Alane invited us all to go climbing with her at Thrillseekers, a local indoor climbing gym.

When we walked in, Eli was in awe.  He was so excited that we had to pull him off the walls to get him fully geared up and ready to go.

Alane is a certified belayer at Thrillseekers, so we were able to climb just as our small group.

She taught Eli how to tie on to the belay line.

And off he went.

Up, up and away.

He made it all the way to the top.  And he did it on a 5.6 route.  I have no idea what that means, but Alane said that's very good.  Then tried to find the bell at the top, like they had on the climbing wall that had been brought to his school.

Mommy even got in on the action, trying her hand (er, fingertips) at climbing for the very first time.

Impressive, no?

Haha, I was barely off the ground.

I did climb the big wall Eli ascended, but didn't make it to the top like he did.  Maybe next time.

To thank Alane for taking him climbing, Eli took her to lunch at his favorite restaurant.

Yes, GB's Fish and Chips.

It was a very good day.  Thanks, Alane!

1 comment:

  1. That kid is a natural! Athletes are going to run in the family. :D