Monthly Archives: October 2012
Hi ABCers! We’ve got another workshop with Coach Robyn and Coach Obe scheduled for November 12th from 10am – 2pm at ABC. This workshop is for youth climbers of all ages and levels with at least one year’s climbing experience. You do not have to be an ABC climber to join, so bring a friend!
The themes of this workshop are Precision, Memorization, and Recovery.
Here are some photos of Robyn and Obe’s October Workshop: Workshop with Robyn and Obe #1
Team ABC, are you getting psyched for the Hueco trip? Check out this cool video of Coach Obe from Hueco this summer:
Coach Garrett wrote an article about Coach Robyn that is in the current issue of Deadpoint Magazine. You can check the magazine out online for free here – DPM Sept/Nov ’12 – and also pick up a free print copy next door at The Spot. Here are some screen shots, but click the link above to see the article and zoom in to read it.
Also Robyn and Brooke were recognized in the “Chasing Numbers” section for making the youngest and oldest ascents of 8c (5.14b) with Welcome to Tijuana.
Again, to see the full issue click here – DPM Climbing and choose Issue 21: Sept – Nov ’12
Many Team ABC athletes competed at The Spot Bouldering Series’ black light comp, Psychedelia, on October 20th. This event happens every year and is a ton of fun as The Spot puts up all kinds of cool features to climb on, everybody wears costumes, and the tape art is fantastic!
This year 4 Team ABC athletes climbed well enough to compete in the single open final problem. Isabelle Goodacre, Laurel Todd, Margo Hayes, and Matt Lubar all got in to the 6-person, 4 minutes per climber finals. The problems were crazy–the men’s went up several large volumes on the front of the Font boulder, and the women’s went through two hanging dog bones and across a rolling tube on the front of the Hueco boulder.
Isabelle and Laurel both climbed through the dog bones and tube and fell trying to hold a difficult swing to hold 10. Margo fell her first try on the first move, then got back on and made it through the problem to the top out. The crowd went crazy. First-place qualifier Nina Williams came out after Margo and also sent the problem in two tries, taking first as she qualified higher than Margo. Margo got 2nd, and Spot Team Coach Tiffany Hensley took 3rd. Laurel took 4th, Isabelle 5th, and Hailey Bridgewater 6th.
For the men, Matt Lubar was the first competitor to top out the boulder and the crowd went wild. First place qualifier Ben Hoberg also finished the problem, putting him in first and Lubar in 2nd. Greg Setiz took third. More here: Psychedelia 2012 Pro Final Results « The Spot Route Setting Blog
Full results – www.thespotgym.com/CompScores/psychedeliayouthresults.pdf (Adult results can be seen on The Spot’s webpage – http://www.thespotgym.com. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or corrections.)
Great job to all who competed and great job Team ABC!
Congratulations to Team ABC Elite Athletes Michael O’Rourke and Megan Mascarenas who traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to compete in, and win, the Yank ‘n Yard Comp. Here are the podium shots. Great job guys!
Circadian Rhythm was established at and long considered V14, though now it is generally accepted as V13. Elite Team Athlete Michael O’Rourke recently visited the Poudre Canyon for the first time and he managed to send Circadian in only 4 tries. Nice job Michael, very inspiring!
Here is a fun old photo of Coach Robyn with fellow competitors Lynn Hill and a very young Katie Brown at the X-Games II in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1996. Sport Climbing didn’t last long in the X-Games, but it was included in the first several years of the event. The 1999 results are not reflected below. Later on there was a brief stint of bouldering at the X-Games, but that didn’t last either.
As you can see below, Coach Robyn won the first X-Games event, in 1995. Awesome!
Hopefully Sport Climbing makes it into the Olympics so our best climbers can again be represented on a world stage alongside many other sports.