Nice picture. Wish I could climb twice my age. (Or even half of it) - Jamesmc
Coco is cool! - Ithomas
Yeah, but wot's she done on grit? - Superstu
Cute photo, that probably isn't tilted (much?), but the weird angles of rock and trees are playing tricks with my mind.
I like the captured hand movement, tentative facial expression, and that the rope isn't under tension!
Well done Coco!
... Lookout photographer, as I predict that it won't be long and she will be dragging you up climbs!
Heh, heh, heh. - IdratherbeclimbingM9
Nice one, and good to see diversification in the Photo Gallery.
Any feedback on what Coco thought about climbing that route? - Duang Daunk
Reasonably good pic, but I'm worried the high chocky morals have been compramized by featuring a pic of a sub 16 yr old girl in bondage. - gnaguts
Good shot, she looks like she is having a ball.
What harness setup are you using? I'm looking for one for
the same age..
G - Johnie2.5
It looks like a petzel kids chest harness. I could be wrong but in any case I got one
when my daughter was a similar age to coco and it expands so it still fits her as a tall
10 year old. Was a while ago but think was less than $100.
. Pretty sure I got it from Steve rock hardware. He was and continues to be
Post edit - oops doesn't look like a petzel without the beer goggles on. However I
stand by the recommendation as have been impressed with their size versatility
Great, thanks Stugang - Johnie2.5
IT's the Edelrid Fraggle II - which I bought from Aus Climbing Anchors. Rock hardware have the Petzl Simba, which is similar to my older daughter's harness.
We bought the XS Fraggle rather than the XXS - as the measurements are 50-65cm; however it's quite big on her. We figure she'll grow into it - if I had bought this for my older daughter and knew Coco would be using it later; I would
definitely go for the XXS - but as she's the youngest, we're happy to wait.
The Fraggle is the only kid's full-body harness "designed for kids" - the other brands seem to be standard full-body harnesses shrunk down. You definitely notice the shoulder straps on the Petzl come loose much easier.
We also bought 2 Petzl Picchu helmets - they are bigger than my wife's Elios.
And to Duang Duank - she loved it and did several laps.
She's not very good at going down, I always end up pretty much carrying her. My older daughter loves being lowered. - Martym
Thanks for the tips, will investigate further.
G - Johnie2.5
Vote 1 on the Petzl. Easy to use and very adjustable. Rig a rope up in a tree to start and get the kids swinging around in the harness for a bit of confidence building (and teach them that they don't have to hang on to the rope when lowering). - Capt_mulch