As the weather warms up, it seems like a lot of climbing moms and dads are starting to get their kiddos out on the rock more and more. And more time on the rock means more quality family time and adventure milestones. Whether it’s first leads, first multi-pitches, or just a first time tying in, there’s been a lot to celebrate recently. And I’m sure that this “kid-crusher” phenomenon isn’t limited to my own network of friends and acquaintances. So since the whole premise behind the Cragmama blog is about encouraging “adventures big and small,” I’d like to start recognizing these young people and their accomplishments (and help a few lucky ones score some ClifKid bars to help fuel their adventures!)
If you or someone you know has a child that is out there crushing, Cragmama wants to know about it! To be featured on the blog, all you have to do is send me a picture of your child in action, along with their name and some information about what their climbing. For example, “Emily R. on X Route at ABC Crag – first lead!” You can get me your pictures via email (infoATcragmamaDOTcom), or simply post them on instagram using the hashtag #KidCrushers.
And I’m not the only one that wants to hear what the climbing kiddos are up to – ClifKid wants to know too! In fact, they’ve offered to give away a sampling of their brand new flavor (Iced Lemon Cookie, yum!) to 3 lucky Kid Crushers out there! Pictures received by May 12 will be featured in a blog post the following week, where the winning pictures will be announced. My goal is that this series will get a lot of positive feedback and that I’ll be able to continue featuring #KidCrushers on a regular basis .
So what are you waiting for? Get out there with your kiddos and crush! (And don’t forget your camera…or at least your smartphone!)