Shawn Raboutou has been having a good summer in France. Most recently he visited Fontainebleau with the French team where he climbed several 7C (V9) boulders and the very committing Salle Goss Assis (8A/V11). More about that in this article on Kairn.com: Shawn Raboutou à Bleau (I recommend google translate if you don’t have a translation browser).
Shawn also competed in a European Youth Bouldering Cup and got 2nd place. Here are some photos:
Hope everyone is having a great summer!
We are proud to announce that Team ABC Member Margo Hayes was awarded the North Face Young Gun award at the SCS Nationals this past weekend in Atlanta.
The North Face Young Gun Award was created to recognize up and-coming climbers who truly represent the values of the climbing community. In addition to recognizing an individual’s outstanding competitive climbing achievements, this award honors their commitment to the sport and exemplary sportsmanlike conduct. Past winners of the Young Gun Award include Julian Bautista, Brian Antheunisse, Chauncenia Cox, Alex Johnson, Nathan Hadley and Francesca Metcalf.
Here’s a fun shot of Brooke trying on her mom’s old Comp Podium jacket from her World Cup winning days. She’s still got a ways to go before it fits but she’s certainly climbing hard enough!
Cody’s mom JoAnn has graciously allowed us to share these albums, so check them out!
Stefan posted this sweet video and post about fellow Team ABC Athlete Matt Lubar.
“Matt Lubar is a 17 year old crusher from Boulder, Colorado who has recently been killing it on plastic, and on the rocks. Matt has been placing in the top 4 of the last adult and youth comps he has attended. On the rock, Matt just returned from a successful week long trip to Hueco Tanks with his climbing team, Team ABC. There he was able to send many v10 and v11 boulders with little work! Only the future can tell what is in store for this up and crusher.”
Nice climbing Matt!!!
We also added some new pictures and info to Matt’s Team ABC profile. Check it out! – Matt Lubar Team ABC Boulder
Hueco Christmas Trip!
We’re happy to have the second ABC Team Trip to Hueco currently in progress. Here is a group shot of the coaches and athletes:
Even though it’s been freezing these strong young athletes have managed some impressive sends, more on that soon. Also congrats to Coach Robyn for finishing her project from last year and last trip, the guidebook V12 (now considered maybe V11 with some kneebar beta) The Butterpumper! Nice job Robyn!
Welcome Back Tristin!
ABC is also happy to welcome back Tristin Crane! Tristin had to stop attending ABC as his commute from Colorado Springs wasn’t working with his schedule. Things have changed and Tristin will be back at practice in the New Year. We’re glad to have him back!
We are happy to have earned a mention in the On Bouldering Weekly Digest for the Elite Team Thanksgiving Trip to Hueco. Click the photo to learn more.
Hot Shots Trying Hard!
Hot Shot Sloane tried so hard at practice last week that she was too tired to climb the stairs at home! That’s the kind of trying hard we like to see–great effort Sloane!