Category Archives: ABC Camps
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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
Here are some photos from Team Camp in Rodellar. Looks like they had a blast!
All photos courtesy Team ABC
We are happy to congratulate Coach Robyn on realizing her first 8c. Hot on the coattails of Brooke, Robyn has also climbed Welcome to Tijuana.
Here is what she had to say about the ascent:
Inspired once again by my kids, I did Welcome yesterday! By far my hardest send yet. I’ve done three 8b+’s in the past few weeks and this 8C was a strong notch above the other routes I sent. Big milestone for me.
Nice job Robyn!!! So inspiring!!!
We are very proud to share the news that Brooke has done her first 8c (14b) with Welcome to Tijuana in Rodellar, Spain. With this ascent Brooke (age 11) is the youngest person in the world to climb a route this difficult. You may remember last March when Brooke did her first 14a and simultaneously became the youngest person in the world to climb that grade with Italian Tito Traversa, who at the same age did his first 14a on the same day. Now with this ascent of a 14b Brooke holds the title to herself. Nice job Brooke!
Coach Robyn emailed with some info on how the ascent went down:
Brooke sent Welcome to Tijuana! We have been working it together amongst other routes. You know I’ve been doing other routes these past couple of weeks so we have been getting on Welcome a couple times a week just to see how close we could get. Brooke has looked good from the very beginning but until a few days ago, she couldn’t do the final moves just before the belay. These are the same moves that gave Shawn trouble last year (small holds far apart). The taller people do a big move and it’s over but Shawn and Brooke found a way for them that ends up being the hardest moves on the entire climb. Once she got the last boulder problem, she started trying to redpoint. After getting to the top 6 times (basically doing the 8c), she finally pulled off the final 4 moves and sent the route. It was beautiful to watch and the entire valley of Rodellar was cheering for her.
The climbing world is very inspired by the ascent and many sites have posted about Brooke including:
The Team ABC Spain Adventure Camp was a great time. Here are some photos from Coach and Guide Adam Brink.
In addition to our outdoor camps in France and Spain, ABC Boulder will be hosting many multi-day full and half day indoor climbing camps throughout the summer at our brand new facility. Use the ABC Camp Registration Page to find dates and register for the camp that works best with your child and your schedule. You can also sign up for the France and Spain camps on this page. Space is limited, so act soon and ensure your space in these wonderful summer programs!
South of France
Outdoor Climbing Workshop
June 2nd to 9th, 2012
Come join us in Saint Antonin Noble-Val in the south of France for a week of climbing, adventure and great food! Situated just north of Toulouse in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Saint Antonin-Noble Val is considered one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the south of France. There is world-class rock climbing above medieval villages, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, incredible history at every turn and some of the best local food and wine you could ever hope for.
During the week, kids will be learning outdoor climbing skills at the local cliffs while parents are free to explore the villages, visit the vineyards and hike, run or bike on the incredible local trail system. Every evening the families will gather to enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by our local chef.
Who can go?
Anyone! This camp can accommodate all levels of climbers and families.
Kids who are over 13 and are comfortable without their parents are welcome to come alone and enjoy camp under coach and guide supervision.
We are limiting this trip to 5 families. Spots are first come first served. To reserve your family’s place, contact Adam Brink and pay your reservation deposit to ABC Climbing. The deposit is 50% of total cost. All deposits are non-refundable except if the trip is cancelled.
Where Will We Be Staying?
Each family will have their own private gite (pronounced zh-eet) on the plateau overlooking the Le’ Averyon Valley and Saint Antonin Noble-Val. Gites are guesthouses that are part of a government run system of renovated historic homes called Gites De France. Every gite has its own charming plot of land and amazing old stone farmhouse renovated to meet modern standards. All are surrounded by rolling fields, stonewalls, meandering paths and history everywhere.
The Climbing and Trip Guides
Didier Raboutou and Adam Brink will be the climbing guides as well as the point people for the trip. Didier is a French certified climbing guide, a former French champion climber and is still considered one of the best on-sight climbers ever. Adam is an AMGA certified single pitch guide, a teacher of 10 years, and a climbing coach for the ABC Advanced Climbing Team and the Horizons Climbing Club at Horizons K-8 Charter school in Boulder.
What is Included in the Cost?
- Private guesthouse for each family
- Guesthouse will be stocked with food for breakfasts and lunches
- Group dinner cooked by our excellent local chief each evening
- Four days of guided climbing, instruction and rappelling for climbing kids
- One day of climbing and rappelling for parents
- Group canoeing on the Le’ Averyon River
- A guided hike through one of the local caves
- Mountain bikes for parents with maps of the area
- A day-long guided mountain bike tour of the local area for parents
- Access to the Raboutou’s climbing gym
$1,200 per person
Family of 2= $2,400
Family of 3= $3,600
10% discount for a family of 4 or more
Family of 4= $4,320
Family of 5= $5,400
As a point of comparison, all other guided climbing camps in Europe (and there are only a couple!) cost at least $3,000 to $4,000 per person!
Schedule for the Week
Saturday - Arrive at your private guesthouse and relax in the countryside! Group dinner is in the evening.
Sunday - Visit Saint Antonin. Saint Antonin has its famous village market in the morning. Don’t miss it! The Sunday market is known for its incredible variety of fresh, local food. In the afternoon interested families will go on a guided tour of one of the local caves (it has an amazing view, bring the wine!). Group dinner is at 7pm.
Monday - Climbing day. Kids will leave for climbing in the morning and be back by 4pm. Parents are free while kids are climbing. Group dinner is at 7pm.
Tuesday - Afternoon climbing. Kids will leave for climbing at noon and be back by dark. Parents are free while kids are climbing. Group dinner is at 7pm.
Wednesday - River day! Families will meet at 10am to go canoeing on the L’Averyon River for the afternoon. We’ll stop at diving rocks, take a break at a riverside café and just enjoy the water. Group dinner is at 7pm.
Thursday - Afternoon climbing. Kids will leave for climbing at noon and be back by dark. Parents are free while kids are climbing. Group dinner is at 7pm.
Friday - Family climbing day. Families will meet to go climbing in the morning and be back by 4pm. Everyone will have a chance to learn how to rappel and do a 200 foot free-hanging rappel off of the main cliff overlooking town. End of week party in the evening!
Saturday - Check out of guesthouses by noon.
If you have questions or to sign up for this camp, please contact Adam Brink at email@example.com.