Starting out on the holds and planning the route
Getting the left foot on a hold to step up on
Nice arm extension, checking again for footholds
... and finished!
Outside, though, Ronan seems to have honed his climbing skills at school and on the playground. The past weekend I watched him adeptly climb up a little wall designed for kids - I was impressed at his hand placements, his footwork, and his process of looking for his next move and then executing it. His weight distribution wasn't bad and he understood that stepping up with his legs was more important than trying to do pull-ups with his arms. Although I'm still not encouraging Ronan or Nieve to climb yet, I must say that the thought of future weekends on rock faces with the kids put a smile on my face!