03/11/2017 – USA Climbing Sport & Speed Open Nationals @ Movement Climbing + Fitness Denver – Denver, CO

Finalists in USA Climbing’s Sport & Speed Open Nationals square off at Movement Climbing + Fitness in Denver. In the Sport division, each new hold the climbers reached led to an explosion of cheers. Very few actually completed these insanely-difficult lead routes. As for the Speed division: these super-human athletes scampered up the wall faster than a human ought to be able to. It was unnatural and awesome to watch. Photography by Austin Cope (@austinjcope)