30 Jun '15, 1pm
This 20 month-old baby started rock climbing before she could even walk:
Ellie continues to take on challenging bouldering routes, and it’s pretty impressive to watch her fancy foot and handwork (with a little assistance and guidance from mom and dad when needed). Rachael and Zak stress that Ellie is super safe since they are close by as she climbs and always has a thick crash mat underneath her. When she falls (usually from a foot or less), she often giggles hysterically and appears to love her early, active rock-climbing adventures and her bedroom climbing wall . So, if you are a climber and have been waiting for your kids to get big enough to join you at the gym, take heart! This family shows that the right time to learn resilience and problem-solving through a fun activity could happen earlier than you think!