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Hour of Power rocks Glenwood

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The rocks attached to the climbing wall at the Glenwood Springs Community Center are designed not to roll, but the 31 participants at Friday’s Hour of Power climbing competition still had a rockin’ good time.

“It was awesome,” said Hour of Power coordinator Eric Brendlinger of the event. “We had more participants from outside of Glenwood Springs than before and we had has many people watching as competing.”

Friday’s event marked the third time for the Community Center to host the Hour of Power competition in Glenwood.

Sanctioned by the American Bouldering Series, the event featured separate divisions for 7- to 11-year-old boys and girls, under the title of ultra juniors, the 12-19 year-old junior boys and girls division, along with an open division for men and women 20 and older.

The competition featured a series of 30 different bouldering problems tailored to each division’s skill level. Each participant was given a problem and scored by how quickly they solved the problem and advanced to the next one.

Of the seven divisions offered, five were won by area residents.

William Steindler, 14, of Carbondale earned the mens junior advanced title.

Hannah Farrar, 18, of Carbondale, had the best score in the women’s junior advanced division.

Glenwood Springs resident Hannah Saliman, 14, took home the women’s junior novice championship.

Two more Glenwood residents, Corey Gera and Riley Heald, earned the highest marks in the ultra junior competition.

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