Since our Commanding Officer, Mr. Carlyle, felt our younger Tri-City Young Marines needed some first hand experience with rock climbing and rappelling, on April 28, 2008, they did just that! All Young Marines under 12 years of age attended the indoor climb in Kennewick. We had a great turn out of Young Marines in attendance, and as you can see by the following photos, we had a determined group of climbers ready to attack that wall.
This was their first step in learning about the importance of gearing up properly before the climb, listening carefully to instructions, learning to trust the person securing their lifeline, and successfully completing their climb and rappelling back down. Before long, they will be ready to conquer the cliffs near McNary Dam...which will probably take place next year for these Young Marines. Great work!