Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bouldering and Rock Climbing

Our property is scattered with boulders that the children love to climb when they visit.

This one, which is in the garden, they all have conquered.

This boulder at the front of the house is a challenge that they are slowly conquering.

The big kids can make it but the little ones still have a bit of a problem.

And they are eying this one that is in the back yard. We call it the Mini Half Dome because it reminds me of another rock formation:

The Half Dome, a giant boulder in Yosemite National Park in California. I took this photo when we were hiking there last year. You cannot see it in the picture but there is a cable path and ladder attached to the top of the Half Dome that people use to climb to the top. You can learn more about it here. The video is a little long but worth taking the time to watch.

Needless to say, we did not go up there. I am a bit fearful of heights and Arch was very happy not to go :)
We are considering building a version of the cable path to the top of our Mini Half Dome so the kids can get to the top. What do you think?


  1. Hi Anne, when are you going to grace us with a new post ?

    Happy New Year !


  2. Those are some boulders! Glad you had fun with them :)