…and it wasn’t me. I’ll give you a hint – he’s just over 2 feet tall and 25 pounds of sheer energy. Yep, that’s right. While hubby and I have both been very diligent and committed to our 3 weeks of rest, Cragbaby has been literally climbing the walls, flaunting his young muscles that have yet to discover the need for rest days.
Household bouldering is anything but a new phenomenon for C. He’s been projecting various items around the house such as chairs, stairs, tables, and shelves since he was around 5 months old. In fact, I even found an old video of C working the “Dresser Problem” back when he was 6 months old. Watching the video I couldn’t help but smile at his wobbly little legs and determined lip pucker. Although he mastered the majority of the problem a long time ago – a sit down start on handlebar jugs to knobs up high – the flat, polished topout will probably elude him until he can have a crack at it with some legit sticky rubber shoes, which (shhh, don’t tell!) he’ll have for Christmas!
Cragbaby’s hardest project to date, however, is probably the Changing Table Problem, which he started working as a way to get to the light switch. Kind of a highball with a fantastic, cruxy finish, it has all the elements of a classic! Here’s the official Cragbaby Beta (Spoiler Alert – read no further if you’re holding out for the onsight). Start on the middle rail, get both feet up and reach way high to the top. Get feet high to starting holds and commit to a waist high mantel. Upon topping out, collect yourself to a stand where you can turn around and switch the lights on and off to your heart’s content! C thinks this problems is somewhere in the neighborhood of B4 (all the cool cragbabies use the “B” scale these days), but admits that a few more ascents are needed to consolidate the grade. Maybe he can convince his younger cousin to get on it over Christmas.
Anyway, C has been able to send this for a for a while now, but I was just recently able to catch it on video (all except for the start, which is well before the business anyway). And since he’s the only person in the house sending these days, it seemed appropriate to post. Enjoy!
Any other favorite household boulder problems out there from the 3 and under set?