President Trump has stated his border wall design featuring a series of parallel square steel posts with a 5-foot-high plate at the top is “Impossible to climb” and “The federal government tested the structure by having 20 skilled mountain climbers attempt to climb it, and no one could.” Rock & Ice reports a dude in Kentucky took issue with that claim and decided to put it to the test:
“No one in our climbing community knows any of these 20 mountaineers. I doubt if they exist. More importantly, to declare something to be impossible to climb to a bonafide rock climber is to issue a challenge. So, I decided to build an exact replica and hold a competition.” -Rick Weber
If you want to give it a go, head out to Red River Gorge region of eastern Kentucky, adjacent to Muir Valley on October 11 and 12 where Rick Weber will be hosting the climbing challenge on the replica wall on his own land. This is not a joke. Complete info below.
images from Rick Webber FB