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Gear for Getting a Grip on Yourself

climbing clothes to ascend adults
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Help your children develop and enhance their motor skills. Climbing is innate to them and helps them perform better in other physical and mental activities. With you as the Jungle Jim, the kids can bond and build confidence while clambering up your calves and shoulders.

Gripped Gear, a zip-on suit in breathable neoprene with snap-on climbing grips, makes this possible. You choose the difficulty of the climb by your choice of the type, number and positions of the grips. Become a mound on all fours for toddlers, or stand as a small scale mountain scaled by up to four children. This product is perfect for day care centers, stay-at-home moms or divorced dads on a Sunday at the beach.

By snapping the pulley option onto the peaked hood, you can thread through belaying ropes to secure two kiddy climbers at once. There’s also the snap-on saddle horn and stirrups for grown-up giddyupping, and special grips to make piggybacking and shoulder-sitting a cinch – great when shopping or at a vernissage.

Gripped Gear with a surface full of cracks and folds, comes in two colors, sandstone beige and granite gray, and in four sizes, Ben Nevis, Kilimanjaro, McKinley and Everest.

FarmerJohn, May 14 2004

An early prototype. http://www.unizh.ch.../chap1/gtwinter.jpg
[ldischler, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       I am El Capitan!   

       Breathable neoprene?
phoenix, May 14 2004
  

       I'm so glad you can top-rope rather than having to insert protection as you go.
oneoffdave, May 14 2004
  

       [phoenix] I'm thinking punctured with millions of tiny holes like a thick Gore-Tex®.
FarmerJohn, May 14 2004
  

       //you can thread through belaying ropes to secure two kiddy climbers at once//   

       Oh dear! My neck hurts just thinking about it. Where's my picture? I demand a picture!
k_sra, May 14 2004
  

       Almost as much fun as squirrels up your trouser legs.
ldischler, May 14 2004
  

       can we get velcro flags to plant on your skull?
etherman, May 14 2004
  

       How about a snuff-like substance you could use to induce avalanches? On second thought there are toddlers involved so lubricating spittle and snot would not be in short supply. Great idea.
dobtabulous, May 14 2004
  

       Grandmothers come ready-equipped with grip skin folds and rapelling bosoms.
ConsulFlaminicus, May 14 2004
  

       That's what I call a real mountain man.
RayfordSteele, May 14 2004
  
      
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