We held our year-end BBQ at Whytecliff Park and got our first try at climbing at our new home crag (only about a kilometre from our meeting hall). We dubbed the crag the “Royal Flush” (i.e., “WC” for Whytecliff and the bottom is a bowl that partially fills and empties with water during the day). The Scouts have come a long way since their first try at rock climbing a few weeks ago!
Special thanks to Scout Mom, Helen, for organizing the BBQ party!
On behalf of myself and all of the Scouts, I say, “Thank You” to all of the parents for having the courage to let us have such a wonderful first year adventure as “Mountaineer Scouts”!
Now… what should we plan for next year and how are we going to top this year? Well, I might just have a few ideas……
Getting ready at our new climbing wall. The anchor is up; the rope is down; now who wants to christen our new home crag!
Scout Simon starts charging up the wall. We’re going to have to spend some time later cleaning this baby up; there’s grass and other crud all over the place.
It’s starting to get more difficult as the cracks get narrower and narrower.
Simon takes a break to watch Scout Isaac going strong over 40 feet up! I estimate the section of wall the boys are climbing to be ≈60 feet high.
The Scouts’ moms all gathered high up on the opposing wall to get their first look at their sons rock climbing. The cheers and applause was a fun addition to our sport!
Scout Tavish takes a break at the ledge to check out his admirers at the top of the opposing wall.
With the sun setting over our new home crag, Scout Tavish soaks in the applause from the Scout moms upon reaching the top for his first time!
Scout Tavish starts back down the wall – happy and victorious!
One of the Scout moms watches intently while a Scout work his way up the wall as the sun starts to set on our wonderful first year of operation!
Ocean kayakers going by stop to see what all the excitement is about…
Scout Max gets his turn in the limelight to enjoy the cheers from the onlookers on top of the opposing wall when he reaches the top for the first time too!
Scout Simon’s sister, Samantha, gets her first try at rock climbing ever!