Outdoor Climbing

V12s for Shawn & Brooke, V11 for Coach Robyn in Magic Wood

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Shawn sending The Never Ending Story (V12) in Magic Wood
Shawn sending The Never Ending Story (V12) in Magic Wood

All three Raboutous have had a great summer in Europe, most recently with a trip to Magic Wood, a famous bouldering area in Switzerland, where they all saw some big sends. Read the full story here: Kid’s rule in Magic Wood 27 Crags.

8A (V11) in Fontainebleau and 2nd at European Youth Cup for Shawn

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Shawn sticking the last move of Brat sit (8A)
Shawn sticking the last move of Sale Gosse Assis (8A)

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:

Shawn competing
Shawn competing
Shawn on Final 3
Shawn on Final 3.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

France Camp 2013

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Here are some photos from Team ABC’s fantastic France Climbing Camps!

A nice shot of the cliff
A nice shot of the cliff
Sweet looking routes!
Sweet features on this route!
Eliza Gregoire leading her first 11b Magie Noire by Adam Brink
Eliza Gregoire leading her first 11b Magie Noire by Adam Brink


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Team ABC on a trip to The Red River Gorge, March 2013
Team ABC on a trip to The Red River Gorge, March 2013

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 robyn@teamabcboulder.com.

Bouldering Camp!

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Sign up for this and any other ABC Summer camps using the Sign Ups links on the right side of the page. Sign up soon, these camps will fill up!


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Team ABC Boulder has many exciting camp opportunities coming up through the Spring and Summer.  Instructors include World Class climbers and coaches like Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou, Lynn Hill and Obe Carrion. Most camps are open to ABC Athletes as well as qualified athletes from other gyms and teams around the world. If you want to join an ABC camp, click here Camp Sign-Ups and More Info (or use the links in the right menu) and then click “more details” to learn more about the camp you are interested in. If you have questions, please email us – info@abckidsclimbing.com.

ABC Kids Boulder also offers many exciting camp opportunities for kids of all levels. Click here to learn more – ABC Kids Boulder Camps.

Camps fill up, so if you want to attend sign up soon!


Prodigy Profile: Brooke Raboutou UPDATED

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THNKR has come out with this wonderful profile of Brooke. Enjoy!

UPDATE: Here are some sites that have shared the video and written about Brooke (click the screen shots to see the articles):

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Spring Break Elite Team Trip to the Red!

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The Red River Gorge Kentucky

The Red River Gorge is one of the best sport climbing areas in America. This Spring Break Coach Obe and Coach Adam will be heading up the Elite Team Trip to the Red. The trip will allow the kids to get on some high quality sport climbing just before the start of USAC Rope Climbing Season. The Red is the perfect place to train and establish a strong foundation for the rest of the season.

The coaches will be flying out with the team, staying at a cool vacation cabin in Daniel Boon National Forest and climbing on amazing sandstone sport routes for 8 days.

Spring Break Road Trip to the Red River Gorge!

March 23th-31st, 2013

Join us for a week of sport climbing at one of the greatest climbing areas in America, the Red River Gorge!

Team ABC will be taking a trip to this sandstone climbing mecca for the last week of March 2013.  We encourage kids to come on their own or with their parents.

Cost per client: $850

What is included in the cost?

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 7 days.
  • A bed at our vacation house in the Red River Gorge for 8 nights.  The house is a spacious place in the woods with a large deck and property to play on.
  • 7 days of guided climbing at one of the best sport climbing areas you’ll ever visit.

Parents and climbers are responsible for transportation from Boulder to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. 


The fastest way to the Red is to fly to Lexington, KY and drive a rental car down to the Red River Gorge.  Coach Adam will accompany any climbers coming without their parents.

The Red River Gorge

Schedule for the week

Saturday- Climbers and families fly from Denver to Lexington and drive down to the Red River Gorge.

Sunday through Saturday- climb as much amazing sandstone as we can handle and take a rest day if needed.

Sunday- drive to Lexington and fly back to Denver.

Where will we be staying?

We will be staying in a spacious vacation home in the rolling, forested hills of the Red River Gorge.  Our house has a large deck, hot tub, plenty of rooms and property to play on.

We’ll be booking flights soon so let Coach Obe know if you’re interested. You can sign up with the link on the right side of this page (under “Sign Up!”) or email Coach Obe with questions.

Great Climbing Margo!

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ABC Elite Team Athlete Margo Hayes has also been making headlines as she visited Hueco again in December and finished several climbs including Flower Power (V11) and Purple Flowers (V10). 8a.nu reported her sends.

Great job Margo!

Updated Profile for Ravelle Nelson!

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Team ABC Elite member Ravelle Nelson has just returned from her first trip to Hueco and we’ve updated her profile with this sweet Hueco pic and her new proudest achievements and favorite outdoor area. On this trip, her first outdoor bouldering trip, Ravelle sent “This is your Brain on Drugs”, a V9! Nice job Ravelle!

Ravelle Nelson Team ABC Boulder Hueco Tanks, Texas

Check out Ravelle’s updated profile here – Team ABC Boulder Ravelle Nelson