Month: May 2012

New Facility!

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Here is a great photo of the new facility by Coach Mike Auldridge

New ABC Facility 1st Practice + Article in The Daily Camera!

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Stefan Lavender checks out the new gym just before opening.

The new ABC Facility opened its doors for the first team practice this weekend, and several celebrity climbers showed up to climb with the kids.

Some of the visitors on opening day. Recognize that guy on the left?

The Daily Camera posted an article as well – read it here - Daily Camera Article on Team ABC Boulder Facility.

The soft opening will continue later this week, and the Grand Opening will be later this summer. Stay tuned!!!

New Facility Opening – First Team Practice This Weekend with Chris Sharma!

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Jon Glassberg of The Spot Setting Crew checking out the new foam

The floor is going in…

setting has started…

and the brand new ABC Kids Climbing training facility will open the doors this weekend in Boulder, CO!!!

This new facility is the first of its kind dedicated specifically to youth climbing.

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Team ABC will hold their first practice there from 1-4 pm, with special guest, Chris Sharma!

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Here are some more pictures from construction:

Jay Jay from The Spot was over at lunch to check out the walls last week. She was very impressed.
The Back Wall
More Back Wall
The new ABC For Kids room – there are t-nuts on every surface!
The Tall Walls
Danny from The Spot checking out the amazing hold selection
A bunch of the new holds
More holds!

There is much more to share, but some of it has to be a surprise!  If you are on Team ABC see you Saturday, and be sure to stay tuned for the grand opening, coming this September!

Team ABC Athlete Michael O’Rourke at Dominion Riverrock 2012

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Team ABC athlete Michael O’Rourke headed out to West Virginia to compete in the Dominion Riverrock Pro Open this past weekend. For those that don’t know, the Dominion Riverrock comp is a unique event where problems are set up a series of unique hanging volumes.

The walls. Wow.

When all was said and done he got 8th in the difficulty competition and 3rd in the Dyno comp.  Nice job Michael!

Here are some photos. All were taken by Kelly Starke.

Michael on the amazing hanging boulders in the difficulty portion of the comp.
Difficulty

Daniel Woods atop the Semifinal problem.

Team ABC in Urban Climber Young Guns 2010

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From the archives, here is a little article called “The Young Guns of 2010″ in Urban Climber Magazine that featured Team ABC. Here is what the article looked like. To read the rest click here - The Young Guns of 2010

Team ABC Site Update – Profile for athlete Ryder Noble

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Ryder Noble’s athlete profile is now up. Click the photo to check it out!

Team ABC @ Regionals – Congrats Team!

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We are extremely proud of the 33 athletes (28 Elite Team and 5 Advanced Team) that we sent to the Regional Championships at City Rock in Colorado Springs last  weekend.

All 28 Elite Team athletes and 2 Advanced Team athletes have been invited to Divisionals in San Diego, California. That is 30 invites for Team ABC to Divisionals in difficulty and speed. Here are the results from Regionals:

Boy’s D

1. Joe Goodacre

3. Mateo Gallegos

7. Liam O’Brien

8. Ryder Noble

16. Miguel Gallegos

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Girl’s D

1. Brooke Raboutou

2. Mia Manson

3. Ravelle Nelson

4. Stella Noble

5. Phoebe Dolan

6. Ariana O’Brien

7. Campbell Sarinopoulos

9. Corinne Otterness

13. Lydia Dolan

16. Margaux D’Amato

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Boy’s C

1. Finn Stack

2. Timmy Dolan

3. Ethan Kruteck

4. Tristin Crane

7. Ray McVicker

13. Max Manson

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Girl’s C

2. Ivy Todd

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Boy’s B

2. Pierce McCrerey

3. Malcolm Oliver

4. Austin Lankford

5. Shawn Raboutou

10. Jaime Cantarovici

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Girl’s B

1. Margo Hayes

2. Isabelle Goodacre

5. Kiana Ellis

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Boy’s A

1. Matt Lubar

2. Stefan Lavender

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Girl’s A

1. Laurel Todd

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Boy’s Junior

1. Michael O’Rourke

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To see the comp’s full results, please click here: USA Climbing | Sport Climbing Series Regional Results 2012

Congratulations Team!

Michael O’Rourke Joe’s Valley Video by Stefan Lavender featured on 8a.nu

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The short video we posted last week that Team ABC athlete Stefan Lavender filmed and edited of Team ABC athlete Michael O’Rourke on their spring break trip to Joe’s Valley has garnered quite a bit of attention and was recently featured on international climbing site 8a.nu.

Jens, main editor of 8a, has got his eye on Michael’s climbing progress, and as the editor of possibly the most highly trafficked and influential climbing ranking sites on the internet, he certainly has an idea of who will continue to perform on a world level. Congratulations to Stefan for making a great little video and to Michael for the climbing so well on his trip. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out:

Brooke Raboutou mentioned in the New York Times!

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Brooke has been mentioned in a New York Times article on her friend Ashima Shirashi.

It is nice to see the sport of climbing gaining more and more traction on a national front. Click the clipping or click here to read the full article. Congratulations Ashima!   Link: Ashima Shiraishi, 11, Conquers Difficult Bouldering Climbs – NYTimes.com

Video – Team ABC in Hueco by Stefan Lavender

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Here is another video from Stefan, this time of Hueco! It was made during the Thanksgiving 2011 Team Trip and features many team moments and climbing snippets including full sends of Shawn Raboutou on Chablanke (V11) and A Good Day for Swiss Crisp Mix (V10) and Brooke Raboutou on Dead Serious (V10). There is a list of all the teams’ sends at the end.

Enjoy!