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Buffalo easy routes or scrambles for young kids
bones
18-May-2019
8:50:29 AM
Hi all,
Heading to mt buffalo next week with the kids and it might even be warm enough for a bit of climbing. Anyone have any tips for areas to take very young kids for a climb or scramble? Sub grade 5 ideally. Don't even need to be documented climbs really... Just somewhere to put a rope up not too far from the road. From memory the base of the horn isn't too bad for it?

Thanks for any advice
Tony

ajfclark
18-May-2019
9:41:41 AM
There's some stuff in besides the tennis courts. I'll see if I can drop a pin on a map for you.

ajfclark
18-May-2019
9:44:51 AM
From memory down right of these gates there's some easy slabs: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-06/mount-buffalo-chalet-tennis-courts/9232638
bones
20-May-2019
7:45:24 AM
On 18-May-2019 ajfclark wrote:
>From memory down right of these gates there's some easy slabs: http://www.abc.net.au/news/
>017-12-06/mount-buffalo-chalet-tennis-courts/9232638

Thanks! Will take a look

ajfclark
20-May-2019
8:22:27 AM
No gear, but there's some fat pins driven into the top side of the slabs for belays.

miguel75
20-May-2019
8:26:53 PM
M9 and I took my kids to some slabs below the Horn. Short, low angled and quite fun for them. It was a little bit of a walk in though they both loved it. From memory they were approx 8 & 5 at the time... The slabs were a little below the twin cracks of the Pintle...
gfdonc
21-May-2019
7:49:32 AM
Yes there's some short slabby blocks on the west side of the hill, if you traverse across (left) from a short distance above the car park you'd probably find something suitable. ref: "German Beer Drinking Favourites".
jrc
21-May-2019
1:57:08 PM
Pile of easy angled Slabs on the north side of the road to the gorge / chalet - wander across the grassy plain to them

IdratherbeclimbingM9
27-May-2019
7:02:34 AM
On 20-May-2019 miguel75 wrote:
>M9 and I took my kids to some slabs below the Horn. Short, low angled and
>quite fun for them. It was a little bit of a walk in though they both loved
>it. From memory they were approx 8 & 5 at the time... The slabs were a
>little below the twin cracks of the Pintle...

You were there with others (Ben_E & co.), M75; and I just tagged along... :-)

We were shocked to find the slabs and other climbs in the vicinity, along with nearby boulders, freshly bolted, either unnecessarily and/or retrospectively.

For the information of others, the slabs that M75 refers to are short walk-ups* with bolted belays at the top(!); but would work okay for kids to learn technique and rope-handling on, especially with one adult belaying and another accompanying the novice / learner on the routes.

(*From old memory, less than half a rope-length, about Gd 5 or 6, and bewilderingly have a couple of bolts enroute!).

Miguel75
27-May-2019
10:05:07 PM
On 27-May-2019 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 20-May-2019 miguel75 wrote:
>>M9 and I took my kids to some slabs below the Horn. Short, low angled
>and
>>quite fun for them. It was a little bit of a walk in though they both
>loved
>>it. From memory they were approx 8 & 5 at the time... The slabs were
>a
>>little below the twin cracks of the Pintle...
>
>You were there with others (Ben_E & co.), M75; and I just tagged along...
>:-)
>
>We were shocked to find the slabs and other climbs in the vicinity, along
>with nearby boulders, freshly bolted, either unnecessarily and/or retrospectively.
>
>
>For the information of others, the slabs that M75 refers to are short
>walk-ups* with bolted belays at the top(!); but would work okay for kids
>to learn technique and rope-handling on, especially with one adult belaying
>and another accompanying the novice / learner on the routes.
>
>(*From old memory, less than half a rope-length, about Gd 5 or 6, and
>bewilderingly have a couple of bolts enroute!).

Haha, Id forgotten Ben and Jon were there. It was a fun day and my kids still remember you taking them climbing;) Evidently I dont do much;)

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