In 2005, a rock climbing gym was opened in Tyrone, GA.
One day a young boy came to the gym for a Birthday Party.
He was a natural climber who had clearly discovered a previously unknown passion.
Shortly after the party he began training and competing with Coach Nicole and her Team.
The two had an instant connection and formed a special bond.
One day he asked Nicole to take him beyond the gym and to share with him all of her knowledge about climbing outdoors using traditional gear.
That boy is now a seventeen year old young man...
And, in case you are wondering...
More from the gorge later. A multi-week aching muscle recovery period is on order.