Reaching higher

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Reaching higher

Durango youth, 12, going to national climbing competition
Skylar Smith, 12, climbs at the “Golf Wall” area near the Glacier Club north of Durango. The Mountain Middle School student will compete in USA Climbing’s Sport Climbing Series National Championships next month.
“I really like the adrenaline rush when you’re climbing high,” Skyler says.
Skylar Smith holds his climbing coach Marcus Garcia on belay during a training session. Garcia, who has aspirations of competing in a new Olympic climbing event, has been helping Skylar prepare for the Sport Climbing Series National Championships.
Skylar Smith chalks his hand before finding his next hold on the “Golf Wall.”

Reaching higher

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Skylar Smith, 12, climbs at the “Golf Wall” area near the Glacier Club north of Durango. The Mountain Middle School student will compete in USA Climbing’s Sport Climbing Series National Championships next month.
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“I really like the adrenaline rush when you’re climbing high,” Skyler says.
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Skylar Smith holds his climbing coach Marcus Garcia on belay during a training session. Garcia, who has aspirations of competing in a new Olympic climbing event, has been helping Skylar prepare for the Sport Climbing Series National Championships.
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Skylar Smith chalks his hand before finding his next hold on the “Golf Wall.”
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