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As for your sons, stick to mountains with level 1-3 exposure. IMO, level 4 is a big jump exposure wise. Go to routes and click on grouped by exposure.
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Start at the bottom, work your way up, and when it gets to hard, stop.
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TallGrass wrote:Start at the bottom, work your way up, and when it gets to hard, stop.
Perfect advice. And you probably won't stop.
Although it does remind me of this:
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I will be out hiking with my soon-to-be-12 year old son almost every weekend this summer. Send me a PM if you are interested in joining us one of the weekends.
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I just wish there had been a 14ers.com when we first started. This is a tremendous resource and you'll get even better advice than mine from this forum.
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Couple of thoughts.
If you have any concerns with your ankle, a good idea would be the hike with trekking poles, if you don't
already do so. They can provide that balance you might need where either (i) you might not fully trust your ankle
or (ii) the ground is loose and the pole can take some of the load off your foot/ankle and reduce the risk of a
load bearing injury like turning your ankle on loose talus.
Also, to your main question on route difficulty for those peaks suitable for hiking; one thing to consider
is that the classification for those which are "hiking" peaks, i.e. class 1/2 assume you are on the standard route
and don't get off the standard route-which can quickly upgrade the difficulty of a peak and routefinding, depending
on the circumstance.
Good luck in your adventure!
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