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Building future Olympians?

Promoters of Durango youth climbing event aim high
Thad Ferrell, left and Marcus Garcia, co-owner of The Rock Lounge, construct panels for a climbing wall that is being erected at Buckley Park for the nation’s first UIAA Youth Mixed International Climbing Competition to be held Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tambri Garcia, left, Nainoa Umbhau, 14, center, and Marcus Garcia work on a 32-foot-high climbing wall for an upcoming youth mixed-climbing competition on Sunday at Buckley Park. Marcus Garcia said climbers from Canada and the U.S., ages 13 to 21, will compete in the two-day event, which starts Tuesday. Nainoa is the son of Tom and Karen Umbhau.
A wall is under construction for a youth-mixed climbing competition that will be held in Buckley Park Tuesday and Wednesday. Climbers are aiming to get their sport added as an event to the Winter Olympics.
Jake Gerry construct panels for the wall to be used Tuesday and Wednesday at Buckley park for the youth mixed-climbing competition.

Building future Olympians?

Thad Ferrell, left and Marcus Garcia, co-owner of The Rock Lounge, construct panels for a climbing wall that is being erected at Buckley Park for the nation’s first UIAA Youth Mixed International Climbing Competition to be held Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tambri Garcia, left, Nainoa Umbhau, 14, center, and Marcus Garcia work on a 32-foot-high climbing wall for an upcoming youth mixed-climbing competition on Sunday at Buckley Park. Marcus Garcia said climbers from Canada and the U.S., ages 13 to 21, will compete in the two-day event, which starts Tuesday. Nainoa is the son of Tom and Karen Umbhau.
A wall is under construction for a youth-mixed climbing competition that will be held in Buckley Park Tuesday and Wednesday. Climbers are aiming to get their sport added as an event to the Winter Olympics.
Jake Gerry construct panels for the wall to be used Tuesday and Wednesday at Buckley park for the youth mixed-climbing competition.
If you go

Tuesday
Boys and girls lead 9-10 a.m.: Athlete warm up 10-11 a.m.: Rules and route demo. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Girls and boys start route 1 3-5:30 p.m.: Girls and boys start route 2
Wednesday
Boys and girls lead 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Demo and athlete check-in warm up. Young guns Climbing exhibit for kids 12 and younger. Noon-2 p.m.: Lead final speed rounds 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Open to public.

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