Calkins: How Memphis (elevation 338 feet) became the unlikely center of the climbing world

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 29, 2021 10:08 AM CT | Published: March 26, 2021 7:24 PM CT
Geoff Calkins
Daily Memphian

Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Not long ago, Memphis was the biggest city in the country without a climbing gym. This weekend, it is the unlikely host of the United States Climbing team trials. 

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United States Climbing High Point Climbing Memphis Rox Nathanial Coleman Jake Plasco 2021 Summer Olympics

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