There are 2 boulders in this area that are more kid friendly. They are almost just across the street from one another.
The routes range from V0-V8. My 4 year old did the V0 here. Its a great easy one to do. However, its definitely not as short as the Short One across the street. I stayed on top of the boulder to help here with the top out and my husband stayed down to spot here. I also had to help her get down because thats basically the down climb of the boulder so you are going to need to pass the kid down.
Small One Boulder
The routes range from V1 to V7. I didn’t feel like anything on this boulder was easy enough for my kids to do (oldest is 4). But if you have a great climber or older kids this can be a fantastic boulder for you because its so short – you’ll worry a lot less.
Find more about this area:
Pg. 92-93 of the Guidebook An Insightful Guide to JOE’S VALLEY BOULDERING by Isaac Caldiero. This book apparently has become incredibly expensive (like $300+) and can be hard to find. There are some sites where you can supposedly download the PDF and I know that the library in that town use to have copies that you could check out. We have a book if anyone is looking to borrow perhaps.
Both are right off the road.
Can’t really be better.
Its a popular area for sure.
Extra Kid Fun:
Nothing special for the kiddos.
The U.M.W.A boulder is literally right on the road so your kids cannot run freely – please be careful.
Cactus, its all over Joe’s. Make sure your kids are aware and paying attention. My oldest trooper has gotten pricked a few times (she’s a little crazy but tough too).