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It was a late Saturday afternoon at ProClimber Gym. As a sports instructor kept bawling "Be sensible!" to young climbers who were having fun and eagerly moving up an indoor wall in order to reach their goal, parents were keeping their eyes on their children and cheering them on. 

Nong Petch hangs from the wall.

The group's star was Nong Petch, who is absolutely outrageous. Small yet strong, the nine-year-old had tried a few climbing challenges with strength to reach the top of the wall. He fell off after taking a couple of steps via a difficult route on his first attempt. But nothing could beat his commitment and passion.

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