On a current beautiful late summer time day, 9-year previous Ryleigh Robinson scampered like a spider up a 30-foot tall rock face on Ely’s Peak in western Duluth. Dave Pagel with the Duluth Climbers Coalition shouted encouragement from under.
“Ryleigh, you’ll discover a good foothold on your different foot proper up in that nook,” Pagel calls up, as he belays her from the bottom, utilizing a rope to maintain her from falling.
Ryleigh arrives at a troublesome half within the climb, and pauses. “I wish to come down,” she calls.
“Are you positive?” Pagel asks.