President Obama installs climbing wall at White House.

Via elephant journal
on Dec 23, 2009
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Okay, it’s pretty humble…still, it’s the first such at the White House in American history!

From the President who joked about replacing the ancient bowling alley in the basement with a basketball court, it should come as no surprise that Malia and Sasha are part of Generation Climbing.

With thanks for the inadvertent tip to Christian Griffith, who I ran into at The Spot Climbing Gym last night.

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2 Responses to “President Obama installs climbing wall at White House.”

  1. Hey, its a start. By the second term, maybe they'll have a wicked crazy tower (like the one in the Seattle REI store)!

  2. Hadenoughbull says:

    Stop coddling this man! Who cares about this stupid play school climbing wall! The world is in crisis for crying out loud! Get out of your bubble elephantjournal and write about real shit.