My nephew’s gonna be a climbing monster!

Although I’m really excited about my upcoming move, I’m getting a little bummed about leaving all my friends and especially bummed about not seeing my family as much. I already don’t see them enough because of my travel schedule, so I’m trying to take advantage of every free evening! My usual Tuesday night clients were both out of town this week so I called my brother to see if it was cool if I picked up my nephew, Jaxson from school to hang out with him for the rest of the day. I’d taken him and my sister-in-law to the climbing gym a couple months ago and he loved it. A new bouldering gym just opened in downtown Louisville and I hadn’t been yet so I thought it would be the perfect time to try it out. Also, I was pumped about picking him up early from school. Even though it was only about 45 minutes from the end of the day, leaving early is still just as exciting. I’m not sure though which one of us was more excited about it…

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For those of you that didn’t know, Climb Nulu is freaking awesome. It’s absolutely huge. There are tons of routes, lots of variety in difficulty, and the walls go up to 16ft! I’m particularly fond of its hours: 11am-10pm. Here’s some quick info on it:





Like I said, it’s huge! Their kids climbing area wasn’t opened yet, but he did just fine on the regular routes (V0s). The best thing though was that Jax is a natural! I showed him a few technique things on his first couple tries and he remembered them and put them into practice each route. He was super cute: “It’s kind of like figuring out a math problem!” He totally gets it. He even took a no-hands rest:

Going for the hard stuff…

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And taking a few falls. Yay for padded floors!

He’s matching hands, he’s switching feet. He’s down climbing like a champ and figuring out how to transfer his body weight with very little help from me. This climb he did several times to the top, but I caught his first go at it on my phone. Check out his moves!

(My phone was propped up on a chalk bag and fell over before he finished so you miss the rest of his down-climb and his big jump off… but it was a good one.)

We were super hungry afterwards so instead of going out to eat we came back to my house to cook dinner together. I’d bought the ingredients to make these Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls earlier in the week so that’s what we made. He’s going to be quite the good cooker one day. ; )

*I used to say cooker instead of chef when I was a kid, so that’s what we call it.

Taking him climbing with no ropes, giving him giant knives to use… #auntoftheyear


All in all it was a pretty sweet day and I’m glad we got the chance to hang by ourselves.

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