Incredible moment an 8-year-old girl scales a 18-foot tall replica of President Trump’s southern border wall in under ONE MINUTE – even though Trump called the wall ‘impenetrable’
- Lucy Hancock, 8, climbed an 18-foot-tall replica of President Trump’s southern border wall in under one minute
- The South Carolina girl used a belay to climb the massive wall, using her hands and feet to pull herself up
- Lucy’s mother, Karla, shared a video and photo to Facebook to showoff her daughter’s quick moves
- Rick Weber, co-founder of Muir Valley rock climbing park in Kentucky, built the wall after hearing Trump’s border wall announcement in September
- Trump claimed the wall, which will span up to 400 miles and 30 feet in length, was tested by 20 mountain climbers who said scaling the wall was difficult
When President Donald Trump announced the U.S. southern border wall would be ‘impenetrable’, he didn’t expect for 8-year-old girl from South Carolina to prove him wrong.
Last month in San Diego, Trump announced his plan for the border wall could result in a barrier spanning over 400 miles and reaching up to 30 feet high.
On an 18-foot tall replica in Kentucky, Lucy Hancock proved the President wrong – in under one minute.
In the video posted by Lucy’s mother, Karla, the young girl is seen climbing from the base of the 18-foot high replica and swiftly climbing towards the top.
Wearing only a belay, a safety tool used to catch a falling climber, Hancock scales the massive structure all on her own.
She uses her hands to tug herself upwards while her feet remain steady against the beams.
8-year-old Lucy Hancock (pictured) scaled an 18-foot-replica of President Donald Trump’s southern border wall under a minute
Using only a belay, a safety device used to catch falling climbers, Hancock (pictured) scaled the massive structure using just her hands and feet
According to Karla’s Facebook post, Lucy found the course simple.
Karla said: ‘Remember that border wall replica built by 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.’
Karla Hancock, Lucy’s mother, said her daughter was climbing the replica in Kentucky for a preliminary testing session before a competition
Lucy (pictured) reportedly called the wall ‘an easy 5.7’ and finished the climb with a ‘tough dyno finish’
Social media users have called Lucy a ‘tough girl’ and ‘fantastic.’
One woman said: ‘I think Lucy could climb anything she put her mind do.’
Rick Weber, co-founder of Muir Valley rock climbing park in Rogers, built the replica after hearing Trump’ s statement and took it as a challenge.
Weber told Time: ‘You don’t tell a bona fide rock climber something’s impossible to climb.’
The wall was built by Rick Weber, co-founder of Muir Valley, after he heard Trump say the dimensions of the border wall were ‘impenetrable’
He built a replica of the wall using the wall’s official dimensions and recent photos of the structure to create his own version for ‘Rocktoberfest’, a rock climbing festival in Kentucky.
According to Weber, one man scaled the replica wall in 40 seconds and the group of climbers are confused by Trump’s claims that 20 mountain climbers said the wall was difficult.
‘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,’ Weber said.