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**** Bundaleer By Karl Bromelow  4/24/2018
Bundaleer Click Image To Enlarge   
Kai Seth Robertson (11 years old), having a ball at Bundaleer. The route is an unrecorded variation linking parts of Frog and Basilisk.

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Jayford4321
4/24/2018
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A cheeky if not precocious grin.
Good to see the kid out there and wearing a helmet.
Would’ve given another star if on lead , but that’s obviously coming.
Wonder what gnaguts would say about the pic , given the previous
conversation he had about kids ability?
Well done photog leader and kid!
Ps Imaguessing he is lighter than leader , so hope he is suitably
anchored for upward load belaying. 
Karl Bromelow
4/24/2018
Kai loves multi pitch trad adventures and has been climbing all his life. The
grin does say it all. Don't worry about the belaying. Though I do let Kai
belay me on routes that are well below my limit, when he does he is secure.
On this route however I was belayed by another adult not in shot.
BTW you are Gnaguts aren't you Jayford?
 

Miguel75
4/25/2018
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Climbing with the kids is so much fun. I wish my kids were more excited about it:)

And the pic is very cool! 
Karl Bromelow
4/25/2018
Cheers Miguel. And I hope your kids develop an interest. I get so much joy
from sharing all these golden moments with my boy and his Mum. Just got
in from another day climbing with him. 3 of the last 4. 

stugang
4/26/2018
*****
that is a cool photo.

especially cos its evidence of the kid taking the sharp end and seconding a
traverse on the rope with no runners. Meanwhile the pussy adult sticks
around on the ledge below pretending his self preservation instincts are
altruistic cos he's saving the kid from taking out runners on a traverse. 

Jayford4321
4/27/2018
. . . then again kid could be on a sneaky hidden blue back-rope to avoid any potential pendulum?

KB , who or what is Gnaguts? 
Karl Bromelow
4/27/2018
Thanks Stugang.

Kai is a very confident climber and I knew he
would be fine seconding on the relatively easy short traverse so I
didn't clip his rope (yellow) into the gear. He had no back rope.
Next up however was his friend Seb who is less experienced in
situations like this being only 7! Seb was tied in halfway along the
blue rope and his father also had him on a loose belay from below.
When it came to the traverse he unclipped from the runners in
front of him and reclipped them behind to help protect his dad and
also to reduce his own chance of a pretty safe but maybe
unsettling pendulum into the corner. It was an excellent adventure
and we topped out on a stunning sunset. 
Karl Bromelow
4/27/2018
"Gnaguts", "Stugang", "Jayford4321" are you all the same? Gnaguts
comments on an earlier photo of Kai were reattributed to Jayford4321 on
archiving:

4 starz 4 a good pic despite tha poor slab techniQ exhibitd. Stand
up kid, kneezanelbowz R4 old tradz or bouldererz like simes
wearin KT26's mantling rounded topoutz in beechD whale styl. -
Jayford4321

I did post myself in response to the last comment above but
decided to let the 10 year old come back himself. Kai says, "I
wasn't using my knees and elbows, I was using my hands and
feet. What's his problem anyway?" That's you told. - Karl
Bromelow

This is a link to the sun actually colliding with planet earth a few
years ago. How the heck did we all survive do you reckon,
Snagtug? http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?
fbid=14548226331&l=19165b1f6a - Karl Bromelow

That pic iz almost az grainy as tha beach it showz , but 5 starz for
bean ther an capsharin tha moment. Afta such a calamnus event
itz a wonder we survivD indeed , and surely our livz have bin
foreshortnD (@ leest telepictor ally) , by it. . . . bout az much az
last time ed shortroped hisself ropesoloin @ tha Piles, or som kid
leanin in2 a slab 2 create smeary wobblmomentz. - Jayford4321

There's no beach on it, Snagtug. Nice to see you came back
though to check for the reaction like I do, Snagtug. - Karl
Bromelow

U were otto focussin on tha sun an not tha wavz? Wot size lenz? -
Jayford4321 

Jayford4321
4/27/2018
#twitter - Fake news. - twitter#
As Pres said: “was one of the best , but was sloppy , so is gone now” , - as far as I know. 

IdratherbeclimbingM9
4/27/2018
****
Moving right along / back to original topic ...
A good photo, along with intrigue factor for climbers given the 2nd rope involved that has subsequently been explained in comments above.

Well followed Kai, and well photographed KB. 

bigchris
4/29/2018
*****
If you have as much fun as he looks like he's having when you climb, then
you're doing it right. 
Karl Bromelow
4/29/2018
Too right bigchris. He does love it. Though he can get a bit upset with
himself as he did yesterday at Camels Hump. Though we all thought he
climbed brilliantly he fell short of his own big expectations and it
overwhelmed him a bit. Being 11 though, he was soon laughing and fooling
around again as we all squirmed around in the caves behind Omega Block.
Happy days. 

Jayford4321
4/30/2018
What does that ^ remind me of?
Oh , yair , . . . now I remember , sounds like another ODH in the making? 

Duang Daunk
5/1/2018
****
Good pic bro KB.
Good to see young guns out there.
When are we going to see a photo of Kai leading something equally
speccy?

Perhaps equally importantly, when’s Kai getting his own Chocky account,
to continue to get in the face of the naysayers? 
Karl Bromelow
5/2/2018
Thanks DD. Kai does lead but I don't have many shots of him worthy of
posting apart from one's that would provoke irresponsible parenting
comments. Here's an old one of him 2 years ago (age 9) onsight leading,
and placing his own gear, on the second pitch of a relatively easy route
on a trip to the UK to visit family and friends.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.php?id=278931

and another from the same UK trip

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.php?id=274070 

 

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