He goes to extreme measures to find these adventures every week, and in tonight’s Keeping Up With Chris, he’s going indoors to climb the walls.
Chris Van Vliet: “In case people didn’t know, there’s no elevation in Florida, so in order to climb, you do have to come to a place like this.”
Xtreme Rock Climbing Center is Miami’s Largest indoor rock climbing facility. There’s more than 14,000 square feet of things to climb.
Chris Van Vliet: “So if you’re coming in here with no experience at all, what do you need?”
Angelica Guevara of Extreme Rock Climbing Center: “You just need to have courage. Be brave, try hard.”
The most important thing here is safety — for both the climber and the spotter, better known as the belayer, and while safety is important, apparently so are puns.
Angelica Guevara: “So climbing partnerships are really important, they should be lasting. We want to foster good ‘belationships.'”
Oh and they didn’t stop there!
Angelica Guevara: “We’re starting off on a good foot. Get it?”
While the jokes are good — Chris came here to scale a 40 foot wall!
He was able to get one wall down. But that was probably the easiest one in there. Next, he tried his hand at belaying.
Chris Van Vliet: “This is way harder than the actual climbing … Her life is in my hands. Literally.”
Everything was going pretty well — except … there was some falling.
Chris Van Vliet: “Ohhh! We weren’t even half way there!”
But there was some redemption.
It may not be pretty, but Chris did it!
Chris Van Vliet: “Woo! Oh man! Woo, good job that was tough. Why am I so exhausted?”
And if you know of an adventure Chris should tackle, share it with him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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