Posted by ABC News on September 13, 2018 02:14:29 The climbing wall at Yosemite National Park is among the most famous in the world.
But for one guy, the climb to that top is far from the most difficult.
According to a new ABC News report, a man named Ryan Smith, has spent more than three decades trying to get to the summit of the world’s most famous climbing wall.
The ABC News piece says he spent a lot of time on the mountain with his wife, Nancy, and their children.
The man’s story, however, is not as straightforward as it sounds.
Smith and his wife Nancy had been living in the small town of Red Rock in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
He says that the first time he saw the red rock wall, he thought it was just a big rock with no walls.
That night, Nancy and their three kids were asleep in the living room when they woke up.
As they turned to look at the red-rock wall, they saw a huge, metal, and hard-to-reach hand, Smith says in the report.
He went to grab it, but he says he was scared because he knew it could crush him.
That night, Smith woke up in his own bed in his room, with a feeling of helplessness, he says.
He was able to climb the wall, but then it just got worse and worse and more difficult.
The next day, Nancy asked him to help her and her children get up.
They took the stairs up to the second floor and he saw his wife sitting on the stairs with her hands on her knees, waiting for them.
Nancy says she had a fever and had trouble breathing, so Smith started praying and asking God to save her.
Smith says he prayed until dawn the next morning, when he found a ladder and a rope that he could use to climb up to reach the top.
Smith says he went up with Nancy and her kids, but at that point, he was so scared, he started yelling and crying.
Nancy’s kids, who were also crying, told Smith to leave, so he did.
At the top, Smith was able use the rope to pull himself up to where he and his family were sitting, according to Nancy.
He walked toward the red wall and saw Nancy on top of him.
He then saw that the wall had not only collapsed, but that the entire bottom of the rock wall had been crushed.
He said he screamed in the dark, hoping that someone would hear him and help him get up, Nancy said in the ABC News article.
Smith was able climb the red boulder and onto the climbing holds, but after that, the wall was too dangerous for him.
Nancy had to wait until after the end of the day for her children to be able to return to their room to use the bathroom.
The story ended in tragedy for Smith and his three children, who died from heat stroke, dehydration, and broken bones.
Smith said in an interview that the climbing hold that was crushed was his wife’s.
He and Nancy eventually found out about their son’s death when Nancy’s doctor told them about his mother’s death.
Smith said he didn’t want to let the tragedy get to his family, and that he wanted to give back to the community and try to help other people who have experienced similar situations.