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The Arch
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Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
"The Arch" on 03/18/2012 17:28:26 MDT Print View

I have been working with my daughter,over the winter, at our local climbing gym. Today she completed her hardest problem to date, "The Arch". Here are a few videos of her working the wall;

I have an updated link here;

Edited by thomdarrah on 03/27/2012 19:53:15 MDT.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: The Arch on 03/18/2012 17:30:39 MDT Print View

Wonderful stuff! Not only love the reaction at the end, but really love the quick smile she gives you when she reaches her foot to the other side of the arch. Thanks for sharing!

Edited by idester on 03/18/2012 17:37:52 MDT.

K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
How cool on 03/18/2012 17:54:29 MDT Print View

What a little super-girl you have there! Way to raise an empowered, healthy and fun loving child.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: The Arch on 03/18/2012 18:52:54 MDT Print View

self esteem based on actual accomplishment? What a concept!

Way to go Thom ... things like that will serve her well negotiating the cultural mine field that lies ahead.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: The Arch on 03/18/2012 19:00:09 MDT Print View

Awesome daughter! Too bad you didn't get Dad's big smile on video too.

I'll have to show that to my 9 yr. old son as inspiration.


Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
The Arch on 03/18/2012 19:17:19 MDT Print View

I added a couple additional videos of my daughter on "The Arch". My daughter completed this on her first attempt today and then followed it up with multiple repeats. A strong/solid day of climbing and a proud dad for sure!

Edited by thomdarrah on 03/18/2012 19:21:06 MDT.

ben wood

Locale: flatlands of MO
Re: The Arch on 03/20/2012 10:05:14 MDT Print View

nice man!

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
The Arch on 03/20/2012 13:02:06 MDT Print View

Thanks Ben!

Having never climbed myself I can only offer encouragement and support but little to nothing in regard to technique. My daughter has expressed an interest in joining the local climbing team so I will look into that this spring/summer.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
The Arch - A Double Crossing (R2L2R) on 03/24/2012 15:27:34 MDT Print View

The first day of spring break and my daughter and I headed to the gym to continue work on "The Arch". On her first attempt she completed a double crossing going R2L2R, very cool.

Edited by thomdarrah on 03/27/2012 19:15:42 MDT.