Climbing Madness – A Father and Son Activity

My husband is a climbing junkie. Which, if you know the world of rock climbers, it’s really the only way to be. Because if you’re not obsessed with it, you’re really not into it.

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Not only is he fanatical, he also claims that this is his church and there is nothing more holy than touching the rock. I don’t know about that one, but I do know that he comes back a new person every time he climbs either at the gym or on site.

His goal is to get our son (s) into it as much as he is. His reasoning for it is that chances are our boys will align themselves with other climbing buddies and have less of a chance to get involved in drugs and other bad things. I’m all for that.

Plus, since we’re on the move quite often, living in different countries, it’s a great way to make instant friends.

But with all big ideas and cool thoughts, it starts with the first steps. B boy and International Dad have been going to the gym, La Rocalla in Guatemala City, for a while now. And International Dad has even ventured out with our son to the rock. But that didn’t work out too well, because to get to the climbing site you have to walk at least 20 minutes. And like all kids, B boy is not at all into that!

So after a few times at the gym, B boy has begged me to come and see them climb with K boy.

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I know I’m the mom doing the talking here, but I have to say my husband was right – B boy is a natural!

This is my way of hanging out at a rock climbing gym!

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About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

4 Responses to Climbing Madness – A Father and Son Activity

  1. Sonja Key says:

    I wrote a post about my husband for Father’s Day today, too. Aren’t our kids lucky to have involved dads?
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  2. Love these pictures! My son tried a climbing wall today, so far he does not have his Godfather’s obsession, but who knows…
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