President Donald Trump recently declared that his border wall between the US and Mexico was ‘impenetrable.
A group of climbers then set out to test the theory and create a replica of the said wall after hearing the president’s claims.
A video has now emerged of an 8-year-old girl climbing up the replica with ease and she didn’t even break a sweat.
The video of Lucy Hancock, 8, was shared on social media and was captioned: “Remember that border wall replica built by Rick Weber for a competition next weekend in the Red River Gorge? We were able to help perform preliminary testing of the belay system this weekend. Lucy declared it an easy 5.7 with a tough dyno finish.”
Lucy’s mother, Karla Hancock, told Time that her daughter has an interest in politics and does not understand why the United States won’t help neighboring countries.
“To her, it’s black and white: If somebody’s hungry, and you have the means to give to them, why couldn’t you?” she said.
Before Lucy’s successful attempt, the US president claimed that 20 top climbers had assessed the wall and said the design is very difficult to scale.
Rick Weber, the co-founder of Muir Valley rock climbing park, said neither he nor others he knew had heard of these 20 people. “You don’t tell a bona fide rock climber something’s impossible to climb,” he said.
“We were all very puzzled because none of us in the climbing community had heard of these 20 people that had supposedly tried this wall.”
Rick now wants to invite people who think they can make it to the top of the wall to head on down to ‘Rocktoberfest.’
Guests will be able to test themselves against each other to see who can get to the top in the fastest time.
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