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Rock climbing enthusiasts converge on Albuquerque

KOB.com Web Staff
October 21, 2017 10:25 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Rock climbers from all across the country faced off in Albuquerque on Saturday, participating in the Yank n’ Yard competition at Stone Age Climbing Gym.

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The competition was hosted by USA Climbing. Participants took on short but difficult courses as a packed house cheered them on.

Organizers say hosting the contest is a big win for the city.

“This is huge for Albuquerque,” said Stone Age Gym Owner Bryan Pletta. “I mean, Albuquerque is kind of a small market but we put on a great comp. And USA Climbing knows that we do, so they’ve come back for the second year in a row. We’re only one of two venues that they’ve actually asked back to do a second event for them.”

The top eight Yank n’ Yard competitors split a $10,000 grand prize. Competitors will go on to face off in three more competitions around the country, with the finalists competing in Salt Lake City at the event’s end.

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