Lynchburg, VA - The Rise Up climbing team from Lynchburg, a team of 10 to 14 year olds, won a regional climbing competition earlier this month in Raleigh.
All six team members qualified to go to a divisional competition in Iowa next month. And these kids are serious, they spend six hours a week preparing for competition.
It's a sport the coach says is climbing, "We're training for the next level. They spend two, three hour sessions with me every week and during that three hour session, they're climbing almost continuously" said Dan Hague, team coach.
If the kids come out victorious in Iowa, they'll be headed to a national competition in the spring.