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richterscale
April 9th, 2004, 11:57 AM
i have a few questions about the rock wall. im going to be on the Jewel of the Seas this coming december. i've climbed a rock wall once but it wasn't 20stories over the sea! when you climb, does each person have thier own blayer? is it scary?? http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif does the adventure club have a time where they go up to the rock wall with only the kids?? if someone can help, that would be great! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

thanks!

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superjerryw
April 9th, 2004, 12:14 PM
Each climber has their own person to assist them. I saw children much youger than 12 on the wall.

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Donuts, is there anything they can't do....

clingandclatter
April 9th, 2004, 12:19 PM
Each person gets special climbing shoes, a hard hat, and a harness. There is a staff member controlling the ropes and they're tied down to the ship itself. I never saw the Adventure Club up there with kids as children under 18 must have a parent present and the parent must sign the waiver for them every day you try to climb. Kids it seemed had a much easier time climbing than the adults (myself included). It was only scary the first time I tried because I wasn't used to it but after that it wasn't bad. The staff is very good and will help you out if you don't know where to put your foot/hand next.

comxkid
April 9th, 2004, 12:22 PM
Each climber has a staff member to guide the rope. The wall has sections for different levels of climbers.

Last year, my 10 year daughter was on the advanced climber side of the wall and whipping all challengers. She's a gymnast.

Don't wait for any special kids times. Go when the wall is open.

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MJL
April 9th, 2004, 12:49 PM
For what it's worth - On sea days the line for the wall can get somewhat long. We found there to be very short or no wait times in the morning.

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richterscale
April 9th, 2004, 12:57 PM
oh my gosh thank you guys soooo much! you've been so helpfull! my daughter is a gymnast as well so it should be really easy for her. lol.

thanks!!!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

p.s. does anyone know if there is blaying classes onboard??

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rjg41
April 9th, 2004, 01:29 PM
A couple of weeks ago my 8 year old grandson, who celebrated his birthday on the ship went all the way to the top(with a little help). Should be no problem for a 12 year old. Have at it and have a ball.

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Tra4
April 9th, 2004, 02:46 PM
Check out our photos--has my 8 year old daughter climbing. She is a dancer, very tiny and climbs the wall just like a monkey. They helped tell her where to reach.

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Liztoybiz
April 9th, 2004, 09:44 PM
Tra,
What a nice looking family! Looks like ya'll were having a blast, thanx for sharing your pics.
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F5Loar
April 9th, 2004, 10:32 PM
Our 7 year old daughter went up first time and rang the bell. The staff is most helpful for first timers.

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richterscale
April 10th, 2004, 05:48 PM
great pictures and advice. my dd was using my screen name to ask questions. i just hope that the jewel 8 day will not have them bored or harping on each other. other dd is 10.
thanks...richterscale

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