8-Year-Old Girl Climbs Border Wall Replica In 40 Seconds That Trump Said Was 'Virtually Impenetrable'

8-Year-Old Girl Climbs Border Wall Replica In 40 Seconds That Trump Said Was 'Virtually Impenetrable'

The replica of the wall was created as a fun challenge for climbers and many climbed over it easily.

Donald Trump was bursting with pride when he declared that the new border wall would be "virtually impenetrable" while he was in San Diego last month. As reported by TIME, Rick Weber, co-founder of the Muir Valley rock climbing park in Rogers accepted the challenge.

He went about creating a replica of a section of the wall with the images he had seen. Weber told TIME: “You don’t tell a bona fide rock climber something’s impossible to climb.” And so it happens that several people have successfully managed to climb the wall including an 8-year-old girl. 

Lucy Hancock managed to climb the wall in 40 seconds without even using a rope but only the safety harness that helps prevent a fall. Lucy's mother Karla Hancock posted her daughter's effort on Facebook, writing: "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."

 



 

Weber is now planning to invite the attendees of Rocktoberfest, a rock climbing festival, to try and climb the model as well. The current wall design, according to Weber, is, in fact, a “piece of cake” for a climber.

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