We had a great time a few weekends back taking Kai climbing around the bay area. We got Kai a harness on sale at REI, and decided to take him out to a few places as he's been enjoying scrambling up everything these days. On Sat, we took Kai to Ring Mountain with Olea. Mendelson's surprise b-day party was near by at Paradise Park, so it made for a nice morning outing.
|These kids are so addicted to milk...|
|Ring Mtn is worth visiting to take a hike just for these views! It does get windy up here... these roads are open to bikes and dogs.|
|Kai's first time on rope!|
|Nikko strutting around in his diaper at Mendelson's party.|
|And since Kai was such a good boy, he got to eat his cupcake that he was saving from the party after dinner!|
The next day we were off to Diablo so Kai could go climbing with Brynn! We had been out to rock city last X-mas with the Schmidts, and I saw the potential for scrambling around there with the kiddos. I hadn't figured out the system yet, so first I had Kai bouldering... then got him on the rope. I would scramble up to the top, then just body belay him up. Since he weighs so little, I didn't need to use my belay device until he was on his way down. We taught the kids to lean back while getting lowered, but most of the time, we'd hook a carabiner to the back of the harness so they'd just dangle down or would be able to sit on their bums.
|Kai warming up on some boulder problems...|
|mainly so he could slide down...|
|Nikko bouldering... ha|
|Soon I got Kai up some fun looking problems.|
|And Brynn showed up just in time for lunch!|
|and the two daddies scrambled around with the kiddos all over. Super fun|
|lots of cool caves!|
|the 4 toothed monster was jealous... I could tell. Soon buddy, soon...|
|Getting Brynn down!|