Nearly 100 in Lynchburg Test Their Climbing Skills

Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg's rock climbing gym hosted a regional championship for young climbers this weekend.

Nearly 100 young people from four states competed at Rise Up Climbing gym.

Climbers had only five minutes to try out their route up the wall. They were scored based on how far they got.

Event organizers say events like these help Rise Up Gym grow.

"We've kind of gotten more on the map as things have progressed. Dan Hague, the owner, has written multiple books and his kind very well known in the climbing community. So USA Climbing as well as American Blunndering series and judges know him," General Manager Nick Liberto said.

USA Climbing hosted this weekend's competition.

The winners from Sunday will go to the district championship in January.