Monday, January 19, 2009

Sean McColl

Recently, Sonnie Trotter was writing about those climbers who are blessed with the biology to be strong climbers at a very young age. My opinion on this subject is that biology can only take you so far with factors such as an early introduction into climbing, strict training regimes, and self-motivation playing a vital role in the success of these young climbers.

One of the climbers mentioned Trotter's blog was Sean McColl. Sean is a local Vancouver climber who began climbing at the age of 10 and completed his first 14a at the age of 12. Last week, Matt Lucas brought to my attention a YouTube video featuring Sean climbing at the North American Climbing Championships in Montreal two weeks ago. It is clear in the video that Sean's climbing abilities continue to be a step above the rest. I think Sean is more than capable of dreaming big. Perhaps the second accent of Dreamcatcher? or Singularity? Maybe another trip to Europe? Buy a van, make a list, and show us what you can do!

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