Emma and her friend Nixon using there great climbing skills. I have a belief that child should be allowed to do what we as adults would be called "risky" behavior. I really feel that if we allow them to take risks and know their limits that they will be better at making some of those tough decisions later on in life. I am never far from them as they climb and while they are making the trek I am talking to them about if they are feeling comfortable or uncomfortable about where they are. I explain how this is their bodies telling them that they are not safe and to come down until they feel better. This may be only two rungs down...lol but its helping them towards listening to their bodies(or gut feeling).