Sunday, January 15, 2012

Grip It

The day after Finnegan's birthday, we ventured over to Grip It which is a new climbing gym in Saskatoon.

We had just started going to Climb 306 in 2010 but then shortly afterwards it had closed down. At Climb 306 we arranged with them to instruct a course for homeschooled kids that Finnegan participated in and I also took a learn to climb course from Amy Holowach.

I was very happy to learn that Grip It had opened up in fall 2011 and was still in our neighbourhood, now just located over on Avenue F and 23rd Street.

So we've bought a monthly pass to try things out. The plan is to go there at least once a week and make it a family outing, having fun climbing together. And so far it has been a lot of fun. I am totally amazed at how much of a change there has been in Finnegan from two years ago when he had first tried climbing and was pretty fearful about going up to any significant height.

After just a couple attempts he had already climbed to the top of the low wall and then proceeded to climb straight to the top of the 50 ft wall!!!!!!! Who are you and what have you done with my son!

Keira has also been pretty stocked about the climbing too.

She's not quite yet the spiderman that Finnegan seems to have become, but she is also 2.5 years younger and has been doing extraordinarily well.

Even mom gets to give it a try at the end of the session! I can only manage about one, maybe two times up, on the easiest of climbs and by then my forewarms are already aching!

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