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!
Check out Ravelle’s updated profile here – Team ABC Boulder Ravelle Nelson
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!
Timmy Dolan climbing Fern Roof V10
Garrett Gregor climbing Loaded With Power V10
Austin Lankford climbing 10-10 V10
Matt Lubar climbing Dark Age V11
Jaime Cantarovici climbing Sign Of The Cross V3
Austin Lankford, Michael O’Rourke, Matt Lubar doing the Wonder Hole Dyno V10
Austin Lankford climbing Dirty Martini V10
Matt Lubar climbing El Techo De Los Tres B V11, Free Willy V10
We are excited that some other media outlets have shared our trip to Hueco. Here are a few screen shots with links to the articles.
Team ABC had a fantastic trip to Hueco over Thanksgiving break! We would like to congratulate all the athletes on their impressive sends. Here are a few favorites from each climber and a bunch of photos. Enjoy!
Jaime Cantarovici :: Brutus V7
Timmy Dolan :: Fern Roof V10
Michael Bartley :: McBain V8, Fern Roof V10
Megan Mascarenas :: Crimping Christ on the Cross V10
Matt Lubar :: Free Willy V10, Choir Boys V7, Dark Age V11 and Full Service V10
Austin Lankford :: Free Willy V10, The Maiden V0, Crimping Christ on the Cross V10, Un Point de Bleau dans un Hueco V11
Ivy Todd :: Brutus V7 & The Maiden V0 mega highball!
Laurel Todd :: Dragon Fly V5, McBain V8, New Religion Sit V8 and The Maiden V0
Isabelle Goodacre :: Fern Roof V10 and The Maiden V0
Kiana Ellis :: The Maiden V0 mega highball!
Brooke Raboutou :: Sunshine V11, Crimping Christ V10 (on the same day!) and Dragonfly Low (V9)
Margo Hayes :: Sunshine V11, Crimping Christ V10, Ultramega V8 and The Maiden V0
Nick Lyon :: Free Willy V10, Un Point de Bleau dans un Hueco V11, Mojo V10
Shawn Raboutou :: Barefoot on Sacred Ground V12, Bush League V10, Mojo V10
Coach Rob D’Anastasio :: Power of Silence V10 and Loaded Direct V10 (his favorites of many sends this trip)
Michael O’Rourke :: Free Willy V10, El Techo de Tres B V11, MoMojo V11 and Eckstein V10/11
Stefan Lavender :: Dark Age V11, Eckstein V10/11, Wonder Hole Dyno V10, Un Point de Bleau dans un Hueco V11, Governator V10, Mojo V10 and The Maiden V0
Coach Garrett atop The Maiden
Coach Robyn so close to the Butterpumper V12. She did manage to send Eckstein V10/11 earlier in the day.
Goofy Explains Rock Climbing
If you ever want a little help explaining what your Team ABC’er does to a non-climbing family member, try using this video for visual aid.
Actually, try using this video to show them what your child won’t be doing. : )
Much of Elite Team ABC will be headed to Hueco tomorrow for our Thanksgiving trip! We are very excited for this trip and can’t wait to get down to the desert so the kids can try their projects! Here’s a photo from last year’s trip:
We’ll keep you posted, have a good holiday everyone!!!
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:
Here is another video from Stefan, this time of Hueco! It was made during the Thanksgiving 2011 Team Trip and features many team moments and climbing snippets including full sends of Shawn Raboutou on Chablanke (V11) and A Good Day for Swiss Crisp Mix (V10) and Brooke Raboutou on Dead Serious (V10). There is a list of all the teams’ sends at the end.
I just unearthed some photos from Thanksgiving’s trip to Hueco Tanks. If you wanna see the rest check out Team ABC on Facebook. While you’re there don’t forget to “like” us and please recommend us to your friends as well. Thanks!
To see the rest of the album click here: TEAM ABC BOULDER