Climbing with your kid on your back: Good idea or not?

Coming to us from the UK’s Telegraph, I bring you this photo:

Menna Pritchard climbing with her daughter. (Hook News photo)

The two are pictured climbing in the UK. According to the article, they were climbing a relatively easy route, and as you can see, they’re top-roped in and have a spotter on belay below.

There’s a little uproar over this. Is it safe? Do any of us have a right to judge what outdoorsy people do with their kids? Are we so overprotective of our kids that we scream bloody murder when we see this? Or is this just too risky?

I’d like to hear your thoughts.

Bob Doucette

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