“The Little Zen Monkey”
Ellie Farmer is only 20 months old, but she is already scaling rock walls like a seasoned pro.
In a video originally posted to Ellie’s Facebook page, “The Little Zen Monkey” — which her mother, Rachael Farmer, created under the nickname she gave her daughter — the toddler is scaling a wall without a harness at the climbing gym the family frequents in their home of Flagstaff, Arizona.
According to her parents, Ellie’s knack for climbing is nothing new: Rachael climbed throughout her pregnancy with Ellie, and Ellie has been climbing before she could even walk.
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“She’s really been part of the climbing community since birth,” Zak told CNN. “When she was first opening her eyes, she was at the gym, seeing climbers.”