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    Middle fork of Maidenwater....Family friendly?

    I have done some research and it appears that the Middle Fork of Maidenwater could family-friendly. It looks like one rappel at the start and maybe a few shorter ones depending on one's downclimbing ability. Correct? I am thinking of taking my 11-year-old daughter down it. She has done Ding and Dang, Moonshine, Short Canyon, and a few others....

    Crazy? Would you take your daughter down it? Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPH View Post
    I have done some research and it appears that the Middle Fork of Maidenwater could family-friendly. It looks like one rappel at the start and maybe a few shorter ones depending on one's downclimbing ability. Correct? I am thinking of taking my 11-year-old daughter down it. She has done Ding and Dang, Moonshine, Short Canyon, and a few others....

    Crazy? Would you take your daughter down it? Thanks...
    We often go UP that with some challenges, so yes, I think it would be fun. Assuming you can meat anchor, of course... and - how many adults? You will likely want an adult to spot the adult that downclimbs last.

    Consider giving the kids a belay on the downclimbs, so they can try them, rather than have them just rappel.

    Tom

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    thanks for the words of encouragement. could be 2-3 adults and 2 kids. yes, agree....downclimbing can be fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by ratagonia View Post
    We often go UP that with some challenges, so yes, I think it would be fun. Assuming you can meat anchor, of course... and - how many adults? You will likely want an adult to spot the adult that downclimbs last.

    Consider giving the kids a belay on the downclimbs, so they can try them, rather than have them just rappel.

    Tom

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