Thanks to the gym boom, kids to­day are climb­ing harder than ever. These 11 young crush­ers are poised to push the lim­its.

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Thanks to the gym ex­plo­sion, 9-5ers, week­end war­riors, and kids can par­tic­i­pate in our sport more eas­ily than ever. As a re­sult, waves of young crush­ers are com­ing up through the ranks, with un­prece­dented ac­cess to coaches and cut­ting-edge train­ing fa­cil­i­ties. As climb­ing is in­creas­ingly ap­proached with a per­for­mance mind­set, it be­gins to pro­duce the same high-level ath­letes we see in other sports, some­times in a few short years. The re­sult is ul­tra-strong clim­bers who of­ten ret­ro­spec­tively gain ex­pe­ri­ence out­side. At the fore­front of the rev­o­lu­tion is the youngest gen­er­a­tion, clim­bers up to their mid-20s poised to take us to the next level. Here, we present 11 lead­ing the charge and chang­ing the face of our sport.

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