As the mountain peaks get higher, and the inclines steeper, Sam’s interest and abilities keep growing by well-secured leaps and bounds. His little-boy body pushes and pulls ever higher, reaching summits well beyond his years, where Joe finds he is always eager for more.
Sam has become the youngest person in the world to climb El Capitan, and been ranked number one climber by USA Climbing in his region (of 5 states) up to 12-years-old. He’s climbed Moonlight Buttress, Fairview Dome, Eichorn Pinnacle, Petit Grepon, and all five of the 1,000-foot Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. He’s also led his five-year-old brother on a climb up Pingora Peak, slept on the side of cliffs, and flown a kite on top of pinnacles.
But Sam isn’t impressed with all that. He just wants to know what climb is next, and spend some more days in the sun with his dad.