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