Diane, A Broad
September 16, 2012

My Paris: Week 10

This weekend, the gentleman and I went to the Championnats du monde d’escalade (the Sport Climbing World Championships)! He climbs, but I, being afraid of heights and a lover of having long fingernails, don’t. I still really enjoy watching the athletically muscled young men and women do ridiculous things.

Dang.

Dang.

Daaaaaaang.

Some perspective.

This guy is visually impaired. So amazing. That guy at the bottom was yelling, “Left! Right! More right!” (Except in Japanese, so, “Hidari! Migi! Migi migi migi!”)

And speed climbing. I’d never even heard of this before, but it is just… I mean… they all climbed that thing in under 9 seconds! Look!

Music to live by: Goddamn Your Fingers [Choir of Young Believers // Saluting The Crunchy Frog-A-Logue]

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  • http://www.thetarttart.com Linda

    Watching rock climbers makes my palms sweaty! Even thinking about it makes my palms sweaty, HAHA. I was kind of obsessed with Lynn Hill for awhile—she’s an American free climber who broke all kinds of records. SO inspirational! As is the guy who’s visually-impaired! Amazing is right.

  • http://vyvacious.wordpress.com vyvacious

    Holy crap! That’s so awesome!!