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Rock crawling enthusiasts compete at nationals

Event attracted competitors from across United States

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — Four-wheeling enthusiasts navigated their way up, down and around the courses at the two-day World Extreme Rock Crawling Grand Nationals competition Saturday and Sunday at Chokecherry Canyon, just north of Farmington.

“It really is exciting. It’s a little nerve-racking, but I’m enjoying myself,” said George Zoros, who’s competing out of Quemado. “I love Farmington, and I love the rocks up here.”

Jason Feuilly of Cortez, Colorado, climbs his unlimited up a rock feature Saturday during the W.E. Rock Grand Nationals at the Brown Spring Campground rock crawl in Glade Run north of Farmington.

The 38 competitors from across the western United States, as well as states like Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, punched the gas driving up the slick, steep rocks and while turning through tight spaces.

Then, teetering on the rocks, they looped around and slowly proceeded back down.

Zoros said he likes being challenged by the difficulty and complexity of the rocks Chokecherry Canyon provides.

“It does get your attention,” Zoros said.

Jesse Haines, right, descends a rock crawl area with his unlimited with the help of his spotter, Troy Bailey Saturday during the W.E. Rock Grand Nationals at the Brown Spring Campground rock crawl in Glade Run north of Farmington.