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Scout builds climbing wall

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By Landmark News Service

Cory Wyatt, 18, of Mouth of Wilson has built a 16-by-9-foot climbing wall at Grayson Highlands School as an Eagle Scout Project.
Wyatt organized the project, including securing all the materials, planning and coordinating more than a dozen other Scouts and friends and family.


The 95 “rock” hand holds for the wall were ordered from a company. There are actually 244 holes in all that allow the rocks to be moved around, making climbing easier or more difficult.
Wyatt began the project in mid-July and it was completed over a couple of weeks.
He is a 2010 graduate of  Grayson County High School and is a freshman at Wilkes Community College.
Wyatt thanked donors including Lowe's stores in West Jefferson, N.C., and Galax, Parker Tie in West Jefferson, N.C., and L&E Lumber of Crumpler. He also thanked Scout Master Brian Bunn, Joe Vinski of Lowe's and friend Mike Weaver, who helped build the wall.
Wyatt said that Grayson Highlands Principal John Alexander, who was also Wyatt's principal at Bridle Creek School, helped him come up with the idea.
Wyatt is a member of Troop 5 of Mouth of Wilson. He joined Boy Scouts as a Tiger Club, the first level of the organization. His project underwent a board of review evaluation in August. He was expected to earn his Eagle Scout designation following the review.
Wyatt is the son of Paul and Pam Wyatt of Mouth of Wilson. His brother Adam also is a Scout.