Oysters on top in the first climbing competition of the year

by Dave Meyer

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, the CRMS Climbing Team returned to competition. After a truncated season last year, we are looking forward to a standard season in the American Scholastic Climbing League. Carbondale’s Monkey House gym hosted more than 100 competitive climbers on Saturday. There were representatives from 14 Western Slope high schools in attendance. The competition required 3 heats to accommodate all the competitors. After a full day of sustained effort, chalk dust, sore muscles, and tender fingertips the results were in. The Oysters turned in great performances to kick off the 4-month season. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams posted wins. The boys were led by Jackson Turner ’22 in 1st, Devin Smith ’25 in 2nd, Keller Friesen ’22 in 4th, and Salomon Cohen-Amkie ’24 in 7th. The girls were paced by Willa Schendler ’22 in 5th, followed by the El Portal trio of Scarlett Kerr in 6th, Lily Jones in 7th, and Makaya Mackie in 9th. For full results, click here.
The season continues on ropes and boulders at Grand Valley Climbing in Grand Junction on Saturday, November 20.
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