Very cool. He'll be climbing circles around you before you know it, I'll bet.
Is that a "mahogany" like a Honduran mahogany / Swietenia macrophylla? That's probably my favorite wood in the world to machine or work by hand...it just always seems to look great, no matter what you do to it...
My son is my mirror image practically. He craves excitement and constant stimulation. He took to climbing quick. 3:1 for 3 goes. Exactly one year ago on his bday. Day before so the 12th July. But he was keen so I made him a chestie to his size adjusted a ct footie for his exact size in boots. Then took a saka mini and made it for his stride length. Rope wrench shorty with a michoacan. He just took off. Now limbwalking. And trying swinging. Will he work as an arborist. I hope so but that will be his choice. He will always have the skill. Still young.Sam is kicking ass and taking names!
That’s awesome, kid has no fear
So curious here about your thoughts on him possibly becoming a working climber in the future.
My son is 17, he’s been working the ground for me occasionally lately and learning to cut. He’s done some rec climbing along with my daughter, but I don’t think I’d want him to become a working climber. Probably not even an issue, he’s learning diesel mechanics at a vocational school and getting into some serious talks with an Army recruiter. Anything more than occasional rec climbing probably isn’t in the cards for him, and I’m pretty happy about that.
Thanks Erik. I am an asshole but love my kids and spend loads of time with them. Doing outside play. Still struggle with my foul mouth and patience but we have loads of fun.Looks like the nut didn't fall far from the tree Paul. As someone who had a world class asshole for a father and a pretty shitty childhood I was genuinely touched when I saw this vid. Sam crushing it and you being a kickass father! Its amazing what kids can accomplish with some solid parenting and a little encouragement. Good on both of you bro!!