10-Year-Old Climbs 5.14aBy Rocky Thompson on March 13th, 2013
Ten-year-old Jonathan Hörst has climbed a 5.14a route in Kentucky called God’s Own Stone. It is unclear whether the name of the route is ironic or not since it’s in Kentucky. Hörst is the latest child prodigy to climb extraordinarily difficult grades that are well over his age. Hey parents, what happened to forcing your kid into gymnastics? Someone needs to tell them that climbing isn’t even an official Olympic sport yet. On a serious note, congrats to Hörst on his accomplishment of a lifetime. I will watch you and all the other 10-year-olds in the Olympics in 20 years.