Sunday was a busy day for Ellie. She started with the birthday party of her friend Max, and then followed that up with a new adventure: an hour of rock climbing with her neighborhood buddy Logan! We went to Stone Gardens in Ballard, where Ellie and Logan were outfitted to climb with the assistance of an employee named Alex maintaining the rope.
It was interesting watching the kids, especially at first as they tried this brand new experience. They were both hesitant, but quickly got the hang of it. Then you could watch them puzzle out which handholds to grab, where to put their feet, and which path to take to get ever higher each time they went up.
Here’s a quick video I shot and edited showing one of Ellie’s climbs. She said she really enjoyed the experience, except when she was “a little scared at first.” The video looks great in HD if you have that option in your Web browser.