12 year old vs the rock wall

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little rhody
149 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
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?? 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!


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Parts Unknown
4,497 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
Each climber has their own person to assist them. I saw children much youger than 12 on the wall.

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Long Island, NY
206 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
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.
Ocala, Florida, USA
754 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
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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St. Louis, MO
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Joined Sep 2002
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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little rhody
149 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
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.


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

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Joined Nov 2002
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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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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Salisbury, NC, USA
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Joined Feb 2003
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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little rhody
149 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
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.

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