We are very proud to share that Team ABC Boulder took 13 first place finishes at the Sport Climbing Series Regional Championship at the Boulder Rock Club this weekend!
The full category results are not yet published online, but we will share them when we have them.
Team ABC also came in 2nd overall for the team championship. The Team Championship is the combined scores from sport and speed from the team’s top competitors in all categories. Because Team ABC is missing Female Junior in Lead and Female Junior, Male Junior, and Female Youth A for Speed, we got zero in those categories (out of a potential 100 points per, or 400 total points we were unable to compete for). Team ABC crushed it and almost overcame the huge deficit for 1st overall, but in the end we were down 20 points and took a still proud 2nd place.
Great job to all ABC athletes for all their hard work!
On to Divisionals!!!
Team ABC Elite Athlete Michael O’Rourke has won the Men’s Open Division of the Dogpatch Boulders Touchstone Bouldering Series Comp.
Great job Mike!
Update – See more photos from the comp here - TBS8 Finale at Dogpatch Boulders
The First Annual ABC Learn to Climb Day was a great success!
Yesterday over 125 families visited ABC for the first annual ABC Learn to Climb Day where ABC coaches, staff, and athletes helped them to experience our favorite sport–climbing!
Families also got to get to know our sponsors–La Sportiva, Adidas Outdoors, Petzl, Prana, Organic Climbing–and the event sponsors–BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery, Oskar Blues, Boulder Granola, Skratch Labs and Izze–and have fun with the dunk tank, slackline, face painting, hula-hooping, and bounce house.
Team ABC and ABC Kids Climbing would like to thank everyone who came out to Learn to Climb Day! We’d also like to say thank you to the staff, coaches, team parents and athletes for all their hard work and assistance that kept the day running smoothly.
Learn to Climb Day was also featured in the Boulder Daily Camera:
Thanks to everyone for their support and hard work!
We look forward to the 2nd annual Learn to Climb Day!
TEAM ABC OFFERS FREE LEARN TO CLIMB DAY
2013 ABS NATIONAL YOUTH TEAM CHAMPIONS WILL TEACH THE SPORT OF CLIMBING
Boulder, CO, April 2013 – Team ABC and ABC Kids Climbing in conjunction with LaSportiva and Adidas are proud to announce the 1st annual Learn to Climb Day. Families from all over Colorado are invited to join Team ABC, current ABS National Team Champions to learn the basics of climbing. This free event will be held on Sunday, May 5th from 2-5 PM in the ABC climbing gym, 1960 32nd Street in Boulder. The ABC gym is the only dedicated kids climbing and training facility in the world.
The goal of Learn to Climb Day is to expose new families to the sport of climbing. Climbing is an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities throughout the state of Colorado. Participants will have the chance to climb at multiple stations set up in the facility, including The Monkey Pavilion, an area dedicated for the youngest of climbers. The “coaches” at each station will be Team ABC youth athletes and coaches. Essentially kids will be taught by kids. In addition to climbing, the event features a dunk tank, face painting, kid friendly exhibits and giveaways from local businesses.
There has been significant growth in the sport of climbing over the past few years due to an increase in the number of climbing gyms along with the focus of Boulder based USA Climbing on the competition aspect. In addition, this sport is on the horizon to be included as an Olympic sport in 2020. “As climbing becomes more mainstream, we recognize that this is an excellent opportunity to have Team ABC show the local community what the sport of climbing is about and that all children can participate. We are excited to teach local families about the basics of climbing and have fun doing it” says Robyn Raboutou, Head Coach of Team ABC.
The ABC Kids Climbing program and Team ABC were founded in 2004 by Robyn Raboutou, a world class climber who had the vision of teaching the next generation of climbers. Robyn is the most titled female climber in the world. She has won the US Championship five times and is the winner of four World Cup Titles. ABC stands for agility, balance and coordination. The ABC program is based around inspiring confidence and self-esteem in children as young as two. These crucial skills are the building blocks of all athletics.
The ABC Kids climbing gym is open seven days a week and offers multiple recreational and competitive climbing programs for kids of all ages. The programs include Team ABC, clubs, classes, birthday parties, camps, outdoor programs, open gym and parents’ night out.
For more information, visit http://abckidsclimbing.com.
With this press release we are excited to announce Team ABC’s newest partner–Adidas Outdoor!
TEAM ABC ANNOUNCES NEWEST SPONSOR
Adidas Outdoors is committed to the skills and life lessons obtained through climbing
Boulder, CO, April 2013 – Team ABC is proud to announce Adidas Outdoors as its’ newest team sponsor. They will provide the team with competition uniforms. Their support will also assist in providing new opportunities for the accomplished team athletes and enable them to participate in highly distinguished competitions throughout the world.
Diane Kay, Marketing Manager from Adidas Outdoors stated, “We are committed to working with and supporting our up and coming young athletes on Team ABC. Adidas Outdoors believes in the life lessons that climbing in general and climbing competitions specifically teach the young athletes. For an athlete of any age to try hard at a climb/project, fail and get up and try hard again is a skill that will benefit them throughout their whole life. The camaraderie and normalness of athletes cheering on their own competitors is another step in forming their character as they grow older. They will be strong contributors on any team they participate on and just as importantly, strong as individuals.”
This sentiment is furthered by Robyn Raboutou, Head Coach of Team ABC, “As a champion team, our athletes are always pushing their limits both inside and outside the gym in all aspects of their lives. Having committed sponsors like Adidas Outdoors who understand this passion reinforces the importance of this commitment and dedication. Our goal is to provide a strong foundation for young athletes and the Adidas Outdoors partnership will help us reach this goal.”
The ABC Kids Climbing program and Team ABC was founded in 2004 by Robyn Raboutou, a world class climber who had the vision of teaching the next generation of climbers. Robyn is the most titled female climber in the world. She has won the US Championship five times and is the winner of four World Cup Titles. ABC stands for agility, balance and coordination. The ABC program is based around inspiring confidence and self-esteem in children as young as two which are essential skills and building blocks of all athletics. Team ABC currently trains at the ABC Climbing gym and facility in Boulder, Colorado which is the only dedicated youth facility in the world. They were recently crowned USA Climbing’ 2013 Youth Team National Champions. Robyn’s teaching and coaching philosophy has created this team of young athletes who exemplify the values of dedication, professionalism and humility whether climbing up on the Flatirons for fun or competing at a National championship.
We are proud to announce that Momentum Climbing Gym will be opening a second location in the Millcreek area of Salt Lake City, and that the new location will contain Utah’s second ABC for Kids!
To learn more please check out Momentum’s website here: Momentum’s ABC Kids Climbing Program
Team ABC Boulder and ABC Kids Boulder are running indoor and outdoor, local, regional, and international camps in the upcoming summer months. These camps are in high demand and will fill up, so sign up asap to get the camp you want to attend. If your camp is full and you cannot find an alternative camp to fill your schedule, please email anyways to get yourself on the waiting list.
Use the links at the right under “Sign Up” to register yourself. For questions, email email@example.com.