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Cragmama’s Featured #KidCrushers Issue 3

Cragmama’s Featured #KidCrushers Issue 3

Last month’s edition of #Kidcrushers (found here) featured lots of bouldering crushers, some budding crack climbers, a newbie multi-pitcher, and even one head injury!  Three lucky winners were chosen to win a prize pack from Flapjacked.  This month the bar has been raised, and we’ve got some kiddos featured that can climb harder than many grown-ups I know!  We’ve also got a great prize from our friends at Clif, so without further adieu, here’s #KidCrushers, Issue #3… Here’s 13 year old Cathy K. tackling her FIRST TRAD LEAD (Cave Route, 5.4, at Table Rock, NC.)  She was part of a summer…Read the rest of this entry →

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Cragmama’s Featured #KidCrushers – Issue 2

Cragmama’s Featured #KidCrushers – Issue 2

In case you are new around here, last month I started a new blog series that featured crag-kiddos out doing their thing.  These #KidCrushers ranged in age from 11 months to 15 years, and hailed from climbing areas all over the country – NC, Utah, Idaho, Ohio…there were even entries from Spain, Norway, and South Africa!  The response was so positive that I decided to make it a regular thing.  And thanks to the kind folks at Flapjacked, this month’s winners won’t walk away empty-handed!  So here’s what’s been going on in the world of #KidCrushers this month…  Here’s 2 year old Tyler…Read the rest of this entry →

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Cragmama’s Featured #KidCrushers – Round 1

Cragmama’s Featured #KidCrushers – Round 1

A couple of weeks ago I sent out an “all call” for parents to send in inspiring photos of their children gettin’ it done on the rocks.  The response was amazing! Within just a few days time, my email inbox and instagram feed was overflowing with shots of some outrageously cool kids. Don’t believe me?  Check’em out for yourself! Here’s 11 year old Jacob M. from Charlotte, NC seconding his way up Hidden Cracks (5.7) at Table Rock, NC. And 7 year old Ella R. recently took to the sharp end for her first lead on Pro-wire (5.5) in Guadalest, Spain…Read the rest of this entry →

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New Blog Series: #KidCrushers (with Prizes from ClifKid!)

New Blog Series: #KidCrushers (with Prizes from ClifKid!)

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…Read the rest of this entry →

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The Lightner Familiy: Teenage Champion, and Urban Mama Turned Mountain Mama…(Sort of…)

The Lightner Familiy:  Teenage Champion, and Urban Mama Turned Mountain Mama…(Sort of…)

I’ve interviewed a lot of climbing families over the last couple of years, and all of them have had one thing in common - the kids learned from their parents…that is, until I interviewed the Lightners.  The story of university professor Constance Lightner and her 13 year old climbing champion Kai is as different as it is inspiring.  Kai has competed for  several years in both indoor sport climbing and bouldering, with a host of 1st place finishes at a national level.  In fact, just over a week ago he was crowned National Champion yet again at the USA Sport Climbing…Read the rest of this entry →

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