Kids are natural climbers, and scrambling as a family can be great fun. But with scrambling comes risk, and there's a lot to consider when you add children to the mix. To help ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day, instructor Will Legon offers some valuable tips.
This is a great article and one I kinda wish I'd read beforehand too. Some sage advice and I'm glad to say pretty much echoes what we did... I did take my kids up Jack's Rake tho ;). TBF I've done it loads and as an experienced climber had no worries with the route... I did however take a small rack, have them both wear harnesses, chose to short rope my youngest (more for my benefit than hers) on the more exposed sections and had them wear helmets... They were fine with the exposure and not having my eldest on a rope gave him a real sense of ownership over things and confidence that will hopefully go a long way... Great!