I may have mentioned that my kids had to climb everything they saw while we traveled the country this summer.
They climbed ladders . . .
Micah taught Evie how to love bouldering.
"You can do it! I'm here to help you. I'll hold you. You're Ninja Evie. You can do anything."
He was right. She made it.
They found rock walls at parks, too.
They found fences to use as training areas for Heidi's kids, too.
Undoubtedly the coolest place they found to climb was under the chair lift's viewing platform at Snow King Mountain Ski Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Here's the viewing platform from below. To give you an idea of how high that was, each of those horizontal beams marked ten feet.
And here's the viewing platform from a different angle--underneath. If you use the beams to guess the height, then this little place the boys found . . . was about 30 feet off the ground.
And Hyrum was only a few moments behind, although he was much more careful.
Evie wanted to go out to the viewing platform so badly, but I would only let her walk to the first support beam. Still, the ground was a good 8-10 feet away, even from here.
This whole climbing obsession on the trip has motivated me to find great bouldering and climbing areas around here. I know we have them, I've just never bothered to look.