Cragmama "Not all who wander are lost…" JRR Tolkien

A Day in the Life – Cragbaby Style!

Probably the most common question I get from non-climbers is, “What does Cragbaby do all day while you guys climb?”  I realized that while I generally give a recap of all of the climbing-related mumbo jumbo the grown-ups do on the weekends, I don’t usually go into much detail about the kind of adventures that Cragbaby gets himself into!  Since we just recently got back from a 4 day trip to Kentucky where C’s personal photographer (not really, but she might as well be!) got some fantastic shots of him and his various “cragtivities,” it only seemed fitting to let Cragbaby have a post dedicated to telling his own story through pictures and captions.  So here’s a play by play of what C is up to while we are scaling rocks (from his perspective of course…)!

When we get to the trailhead Mommy puts me in our backpack so we can all get to the rocks safely.  I like walking around and exploring and holding Mommy’s hand.

It’s fun to watch everyone climb. I can’t wait til I’m a big boy and can climb up really high. Sometimes I like to practice bouldering on big rocks along the trail.

In the fall my favorite thing to do is play in the leaves.  I found some really big leaves and pretended they were elephant ears.  Sometimes the grown ups like to play tickle monster with the leaves and it makes me giggle.

Being a Cragbaby is hard work. I try my best not to, but sometimes I have to close my eyes for a few minutes. I also like to sit and eat my lunch with Daddy. Sometimes I make a mess.

Another thing I like about being at the crag is that there are lots of creepy-crawlies to play with. I would have to say that spiders are my favorites, but last week I learned about cave crickets. Don’t tell Mr. Bennett but I “accidentally” dropped one in his hiking boots while he was off climbing.

Climbing trips sure are fun, and I really like being one of the gang!


7 Responses to “A Day in the Life – Cragbaby Style!”

  1. Tonya



  2. Brian

    I wanna be a cragbaby! His exploits look like fun!


  3. cute! Great idea for a post. I might have to copy it someday, especially when we have the 2 four year old girls playing “pretend” together all day.


    • Please do! I’d love to get a fast forward of what C will be doing at the crag in a few years…although little girl “pretend” is probably gonna be different than little boy “pretend.” 🙂

  4. Angela

    I enjoyed reading this and so did 2 year old Evan. We went on a walk outside the same day as reading it and Evan said “leaf” and “spider” before heading out the door. So he shares in C’s point of view 🙂


  5. I love it… I get the same type of question when I say that we’ve gone downhill skiing with our not quite 3 year old son. Next time I’ll have to photograph his fun and share it!


  6. So sweet! Sounds like what my kiddos did when they were that age. There is just so much to explore out there!


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“Not all who wander are lost.” —JRR TOLKIEN