Whether you were climbing at Farringdon School or tackling a climbing wall in Roker, the Sunderland Echo was there to capture the moment on camera.
Some of you were having a go at the new climbing wall at Sunderland High School, or the sideways wall at Shiney Row, and we have got the photos to prove it.
So get ready to tackle a trip down memory lane.
9. Ready to compete
Back to 2004 for this photo which shows two of the Wearside competitors - Callum Wilson and Emma Laidler - at the British Youth Indoor Climbing Championships which were held in Sunderland 17 years ago.
10. Practising for an exhibition
St Aidan's School pupils were practising climbing in 2006 for their planned exhibition to Peru. Do you recognise the keen climber in action?
11. A Roker scene from 2004
Children from Chernobyl were sponsored to try the climbing wall at the Marine Activity Centre in Roker and here they are ready to climb 17 years ago.
12. Tell us more
Is there a climber you know in these photos? Tell us more by emailing [email protected]