The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Local Climber Rocks At National Championship – Brevard NC


Kendrick Austin, center, is pictured with his teammates outside the Brevard Rock Gym on South Broad Street. (Courtesy photos)

For the second time in two years, the climbing community in Brevard has sent another young climber to the national championships.

Kendrick Austin, a 13-year-old with a talent and passion for climbing, is a member of the Brevard Rock Gym's traveling competition team - a group of children who get together and encourage each other to reach, literally, their goals on the rock and in the gym.

His teammate and friend, Summer McCarthy, went to nationals two years ago and competed in the national Bouldering competition in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Austin just returned from Kennisaw, Ga., where...

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