by Dalton Carver
The Ridgway Secondary School climbing team has a history of sending talented climbers to state, and new head coach Craig Spearman hopes to continue that tradition. However, Spearman and assistant coach Lance Sullins want to instill more than a will to win in their athletes.
Spearman got into climbing through his friends about six years ago when he lived in Durango and Gunnison. Last year, he was asked to coach alongside former head coach and RSS teacher Amber King. When King wasn’t able to coach this year, Spearman was asked to step up to the top job.
“It’s cool and very exciting. I have a lot of help from the community,” said Spearman. “Dawn (Glanc) and (Sullins) came on this year and they have their fingers on the pulse of the climbing community more than I do.”
Spearman said Glanc and Trevor Peterson, middle school climbing coaches, and Sullins are...