Christmas @ The CRUX is an open climb event where we invite the general public to come in and monkey around on our Speed Wall and bouldering wall. The crowd tends to be a mixed bag of ages and experiences and this event proved the same. We had post-college climbers all the way down to a six year old who accomplished a new feat:
After pandering about all night and never really giving it a go, the youngest girl at Christmas @ The CRUX decided to give the Speed Wall a shot. She had been walking up to and staring it down all night, and her first attempt reflected her worried attitude; she got a quarter of the way up and said “NO!” As she let go, the autobelay lowered her gently back down. Finally though, after much cheering from her siblings, she passed the halfway mark and made it almost to the top! As she came down after this last climb, her joy was apparent through her beaming smile. The youngest climber climbed further than she ever thought she could go.