Forums: Community: The Ladies' Room:
I'm here for my 5 year old, where do I start?
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for The Ladies' Room

Premier Sponsor:

 


CarleenCuevas


Sep 19, 2013, 5:31 PM
Post #1 of 4 (714 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2

I'm here for my 5 year old, where do I start?
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I've always wanted to get into climbing but never knew where to start. Now my 5 year old son is really excited about learning to climb as well (and surf but that's another story) so here I am trying to figure my way out. I live in the High Desert of California (Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Barstow, etc) and have googled for kids climbing lessons and events but haven't found much. Anyone have any good resources for beginners, adults and kids alike? Thanks!


lena_chita
Moderator

Sep 20, 2013, 9:08 AM
Post #2 of 4 (688 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 27, 2006
Posts: 5462

Re: [CarleenCuevas] I'm here for my 5 year old, where do I start? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Look here to locate a climbing gym near you:

http://www.indoorclimbing.com/worldgyms.html

Call that gym, and ask them. They will explain to you what you need to try climbing for the first time (not much, they have rental gear, and will provide a belayer).

After you try it, and decide that you like it, there are probably classes at the gym, both for adults and kids. And there is probably a kid's climbing team.


Partner happiegrrrl


Oct 2, 2013, 10:53 AM
Post #3 of 4 (566 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 25, 2004
Posts: 4609

Re: [CarleenCuevas] I'm here for my 5 year old, where do I start? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Carleen - You are not far from Joshua Tree (though it is closed due to the govt shut down right now), and that is a great place to climb. There are several guide services, and lots of routes for climbers of all ability levels.
http://www.cliffhangerguides.com/
http://www.joshuatreerockclimbing.com/
http://vertical-adventures.com/

There is climbing quite close to you as well, and perhaps some of these guide services can suggest someone closer to you, but Joshua Tree would be a great place to get started.


CarleenCuevas


Oct 2, 2013, 1:28 PM
Post #4 of 4 (559 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2

Re: [happiegrrrl] I'm here for my 5 year old, where do I start? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Thank you both! I'm looking into things and trying to get us all started =)


Forums : Community : The Ladies' Room

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook