We went rock climbing back in October. I had to get some supplies at the shell shop in Morro Bay for a church craft day, so we figured we'd make a family outing of it.
It wasn't too hot when we got there because there was a little bit of shade. But that shade quickly disappeared, and it got toasty! That was a surprise, since it's usually so cool by the bay.
Dave set up 2 ropes, and each rope could do a couple of different climbs.
We had 4 belayers (me, Dave, Spencer and Nathan), so everyone got to do 2 climbs.
This was Levi's 2nd time rock climbing. He was so excited!
He went a lot higher this time, but he still needed Dallin's help getting down. That's the scary part!
Spencer zoomed up the crack so fast I almost didn't get a picture.
This was Brennan's 3rd time rock climbing, and he made it all the way to the top!!! Woohoo!!
He did great repelling back down, too.
We attached the GoPro to their arms for some fun shots.
Peter took his Walkie Talkies, and he and Dallin had fun chatting to each other from the rock.
This was Eric's first time rock climbing! I thought for sure he had gone with us one other time, but apparently not. He later told his mom is was pretty much the best day ever. I think he liked it!!
He got a little stuck, but Dallin talked him through it.
They had to do some cool maneuvers to get up this one.
Way to go Tyler!
Dallin's turn on the crack.
He got up too!
Luke did awesome going up! He kept asking if he had climbed higher than Levi. Then he realized just how high he was and got very nervous. We could not convince him to lean away from the rock to repel back down, so Dave had to go retrieve him.
Then the older boys did the harder of the 2 climbs from this rope. I got some great pictures!
This is my favorite!
Jacob did great! He and Tyler both earned the rock climbing merit badge at scout camp last summer.
Finally it was Dave and Nathan's turn. They both got to the top! This is such a great family activity. Of course it's taken us years to gradually collect all the gear (it isn't cheap), but whatever we don't have, we borrow from our friend. It's all about overcoming fears, seeing amazing views, and cheering each other on. Plus it's just a lot of fun. And the best part is, no one got poison oak this time!