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Competitive climbers hope the sport makes Olympic grade

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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Drew Ruana (R), 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains as his father Rudy Ruana watches at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana (R), 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains as his father Rudy Ruana watches at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana (R), 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains as his father Rudy Ruana watches at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, holds his climbing shoes as he trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015.   REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, holds his climbing shoes as he trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Drew Ruana, 16, a competitive climbing national champion, holds his climbing shoes as he trains at Stone Gardens rock climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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