Cedar Pidgeon, 11 Years Old, Climbs V11

The mother-daughter duo Thomasina and Cedar Pidgeon send all over Colorado, including The Kind Traverse (V11).

By Tyler Macdonald | September 14th, 2018

Cedar Pidgeon on The Kind Traverse (V11) in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.


Last week, Cedar Pidgeon, 11, daughter of the Canadian powerhouse boulderer Thomasina Pidgeon, climbed her first V11,The Kind Traverse, and just a few days later her mother Thomasina sent!

Cedar, having grown up climbing, is comfortable on rock as well on climbing road trips. The mother-daughter duo spent just about a month-and-a-half on the road climbing all over, from Maple Canyon, Utah, to Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, and exploring “the many local and alpine areas from Guanella Pass to the Poudre Canyon,” according to an email from Thomasina.

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Our trip to Colorado is winding up…?⚡️? It’s been good to see old friends, and get a taste of the many areas and types of rock this place offers. Definitely gotta come back with more time to adjust to the altitude and hiking which makes Colorado one of the harder places to climb! Though that may influence us, it ain’t stopping us. Extra proud of Cedar for managing the numerous hikes while carrying her own crash pad and gear with little to no complaints. On top of that, she sent her hardest problem yet, the Kind Traverse, (v11!)which I am sure will be the first of many. The first move is long, providing a hard first crux for her but she stayed positive which got her through to the end. Way to keep it together Cedar!! I could learn a few things from her. Yesterday, I fell at the end of that problem, going to the final jug which seems to be my ‘go to’ this trip… Oh well-! The joys of youth fun energy… One more day left for my efforts then sadly, the drive north commences. Thanks to Cletus for coming out with us that day and to Melissa and the restaurant, ‘Bird and Jim’ for the amazing after climbing supper/ gathering. ? love you guys. @johnycwalker @birdandjim @melissaistrong @metoliusclimbing . . . #climbyourage #nextgeneration #getoutside #bouldering #kidcrusher #waytooutclimbmom #kidclimber #v11 #likemom #cedarmomma #thekindtraverse #emerald #rmnp #firstofmany #rmnpbouldering #takayapower #climbing #climboutside #proudmomma #hikingkills #pushyourlimits

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Cedar, already a strong boulderer like her mother, said in Thomasina’s email, “I really enjoyed the Kind Traverse. I thought that it was very cool and that it was a super fun, enjoyable and interesting climb. At the beginning of the climb there was a long reach that I struggled on but I made it through and got to the end. When I got to the top I was just really happy and excited.”

Congratulations to Cedar on an impressive send and we look forward to hearing more about Cedar and Thomasina’s adventures in the future!


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