Climbing the Walls

A year ago we built a small climbing wall inside our house. It’s only about 9 feet tall, but the kids have used it well. Now they climb doorways and trees and narrow hallways. Anyway, last night we finally got away and I took her to a climbing gym. Now she’s 7 mind you, and this is her first real climb. I sent this pic home to the mrs.

This was the reply; “wtf Jim? Jesus h Christ!” Lol.

We stayed four more hours and my daughter met and climbed with some older girls. Here she is (now a professional) picking a route

She chose her routes very well for a beginner on the big stuff. I hope she continues to choose her own way instead of falling in line and following some pre-designed, fine-tuned lifestyle that restricts her ability.

No Limits

Outside of the climbing community, you may have never heard of Brooke Raboutou. She is 17 now, and in the climbing world is a seasoned veteran. Before age 12 she had 7 world records and was among the top .001% of the climbing community.

Great achievements are fought for and won by pushing ahead, challenging the norms, and breaking through stereotypes and accepted rolls. Religion is the exact opposite. You can spend your entire life trying to prove some event happened in the past that is based on drip fed morals, gender restrictions, and denying ones self worth without a god. Or, you can blaze new trails, climb to new heights, explore new ideas, and make something great. Spending your life immersed in the faith of something that has proven to be a failure in advancing human kind is going away. Yes!

Here is a video Brooke did at age 11 when she already had 7 world record climbs.

And at at age 8 Video (3 min)

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