Old Blog

Here you will find all the stories from our old blog until we moved to this one in December of 2011.  Posts are in reverse order by date.

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PSYCHEDELIA 2011

Congrats to Megan for winning the Adult Finals.

Youth Unofficial Results: http://www.thespotgym.com/Files/PDFs/PSYCHYouth.pdf

Excerpt from Spot Setting Blog. Written by Jackie Hueftle

…finally, Gun Show winner, 13 year-old Megan Mascarenas of Colorado Springs and Team ABC, came out in her Verve pants, Mad Rocks, and glowing cat ears to give the problem a go.  The crowd was worried as she fell over and over from the zip line. Finally she stopped to rest and re-examine the end of the problem. After working through the sequence in her mind she grabbed the start holds, stuck the zip line move, and proceeded to hike the rest of the problem. When she encountered the difficult section at the lip of the bulge she CAMPUSED through it–campusing from the hold everyone else fell off to stick the hold Sierra fell off, then campusing to the foothold, to the next left handhold, and, after trying and rejecting the left foot heel hook, campusing her left hand up AGAIN to the next high hand hold. After that she put her foot on, crossed into a gaston, and casually rocked out left to the finish hold.  The crowd went absolutely nuts. The future of climbing was once again on display at the Spot open finals, and Megan’s performance was amazing, impressive, and most of all inspiring–an fantastic ending to a wonderful evening.

2011-08-29

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Team ABC’s latest video

Click on this link to see Team ABC kids having fun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13SXPux0SaY

Video by Lisa McVicker

Most of the team after a day with Lynn Hill

2010-10-27

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Introducing Team ABC’s newest Sponsor!

O R G A N I C
C L I M B I N G , U S A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13SXPux0SaY

2010-10-08

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Chris Sharma practices with Team ABC

On Saturday October 2nd Chris Sharma came to practice with Team ABC. Chris created routes for the kids, climbed with the kids and answered all of their questions. Thanks Prana for sponsoring the event and Chris, thanks for being so generous.

2010-09-15

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Team ABC with Robyn Erbesfield Raboutou

2010-08-19

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Summer Review 2010

Team ABC Kids Visit Europe!

Team ABC has had another amazing summer of traveling, competing, winning and expanding our horizons. We started off with 1st place win at the Regional competition, followed by 2nd place at Nationals in Atlanta. Many team members met us in Europe to compete and climb outside. Isabelle Goodacre sent a 5.12 on her second try. Joe Goodacre won the Arco Junior competition in Italy, and Nick and Jamie Lyon discovered the great outdoors of St. Antonin, France.

St. Antonin is home base for the Raboutou family every summer. Shawn Raboutou executed his first 5.14 and Brooke redpointed four 5.13′s. Margo Hayes roped climbed outside for the second time in her life and pulled off her first 5.13a in just a handful of tries. Kiana Ellis took 4th place in the French Cup. All of TEAM ABC has trained hard and improved during this summer. Stronger and more experienced TEAM ABC will recombine this fall to start what we know will be our best competition season ever!

Brooke sending Brumisatore 5.13b
Shawn on a redpoint attempt of Welcome to Tijuana 5.14b
Margo and Brooke after sending Made in Mascun 5.13a.

2010-07-19

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Nick Lyon

2010-07-19

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2010 SCS Nationals

2nd place in the Nation! Way to go Team.

2010-07-19

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2010 SCS Nationals

Finn Stack takes 3rd place and becomes a US Team Member!

2010-07-19

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2010 SCS Nationals

2010-07-04

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Isabelle and Joe head to Rifle



The Goodacres take a break from indoor training and head to Rifle.

2010-07-03

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Shawn Raboutou 8b+/5.14a

Team member Shawn Raboutou (12) redpoints “Attention on vos regarde”

2010-07-03

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Team ABC crushes at Divisionals


Congrats to all the kids for their amazing efforts. We have 12 athletes heading to Nationals!

2010-05-30

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French Bouldering Cup 2010



Team ABC KIDS take the podium in France. 150 French and 4 strong American’s.

Shawn Raboutou #1
Brooke Raboutou #1
Kiana Ellis #4
Stefan Lavender (results coming soon)

2010-05-30

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French Bouldering Cup 2010

Team ABC KIDS take the podium in France.

Shawn Raboutou #1
Brooke Raboutou #1
Kiana Ellis #4

2010-05-20

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Battle in the Bubble

Angie Payne climbing well and always smiling.
Daniel Woods pushes his own limits for Boulder
Coach Gabor shows us how to climb with perfection.
Happy kids.

Hanging out at the Boulder Res.

Stella and Kiana sharing good times.

2010-05-17

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Stretch Marks, Futurist Climbing Consultants and

ABC/Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou build a bridge

Timy Fairfield/Futurist Climbing puts Blocx, Camp5 and ABC Climbing together.

Left to right: Patrick Andrey, Timy Fairfield, Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou and Jeremy Peet

2010-05-15

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Battle in the Bubble

Timmy Dolan 10 years old

Team ABC competes in qualifying round of Battle in the Bubble. Many of the ABC kids qualified for the Semi Finals with the Pros.


Kiana Ellis 11 years old

2010-02-16

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Second in the Nation!

Congratulation’s to Team ABC kids.

Kids worked hard, made new friend and had fun.

In this picture: Shawn Raboutou, Coach Robyn Raboutou, Coach Chris Wall, Joe Goodacre, Ivy Todd, Laurel Todd, Isabelle Goodacre, Margo Hayes, Ellie, Alex Johnson, Brooke Raboutou, Timmy Dolan, Finn Stack.
Missing from the photo: Ariana O’Brien and Stella Noble.

2010-02-16

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TEAM ABC takes first place at Regionals!

2009-09-21

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Team ABC members do Boulder Bolder

2009-09-18

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Super Monkeys


Super Monkeys are training hard in hopes to begin climbing competitions next year. Check these kids out!

2009-09-18

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Thanks to Rob Candelaria


Team ABC thanks Rob Candelaria for his time and wonderful ideas.

2009-07-17

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ABC’s Margo Hayes Takes 2nd Place in the SCS Nationals 2009



Team ABC Boulder’s Margo Hayes takes 2nd Place in the SCS Nationals 2009

Isabelle Goodacre 7th
Trent McCrerey 8th
Pierce McCrerey 13th
Finn Stack 21st

Bravo TEAM ABC BOULDER

2009-08-03

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Raboutous working hard routes

Raboutou kids working hard routes. More after the redpoint.

Shawn Raboutou 11 years old on Bad Attitude
5.13C/8A+ (redpointed 8/3/09)

Brooke Raboutou 8 years old on Le fil a plombs

5.12D/7C (redpointed 8/3/09)

2009-07-06

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Austin and Shawn canoeing in France



Team kids canoeing in France. Austin, Shawn and Brooke on a rest day.

2009-07-05

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Team ABC climbing in France 2009


TEAM ABC kids climbing on French Limestone.

Photos: Austin Lankford, Shawn Raboutou and Brooke Raboutou

2009-07-03

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Arco Italy International Junior Cup





TEAM ABC competes in International Junior Cup. Kids of all ages gathered around the Arco Stadium for the largest International Junior Cup.

Photos: ABC Assistant teacher Ashley Lankford and Brooke Raboutou, Shawn Raboutou and Austin Lankford, Brooke Raboutou and Austin Lankford

2009-07-02

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TEAM ABC Kids Compete in International Event

Arco, Italy

2009-07-05

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French Bouldering Cup 2009


ABC team members Shawn Raboutou (11) and Brooke Raboutou (8) take first place in French Cup 2009.

2009-07-05

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Teva Mountain Games 2009


Isabelle Goodacre takes first in Teva Mountain Games Youth Event

2009-06-14

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Team ABC going to Nationals!


More news from Divisionals:

Team ABC had a blast at Divisionals. We have 5 team members headed to Nationals:

National Invitations go to:
Margo Hayes
Isabelle Goodacre
Trent McCrerey
Pirece McCrerey
Finn Stack

Runner Ups:
Malcolm Oliver
Joe Goodacre
Ethan Kruteck
Kiana Ellis

2009-06-16

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Margo Hayes Places First in Divisionals!


Margo Hayes of Boulder, a member of Robyn Raboutou’s TEAM ABC in Boulder, Colorado places first in divisionals!

2009-06-17

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Bolder Boulder 2009

Cross Training at the Bolder Boulder

ABC Team Members ran the Bolder Boulder
Nick Lyon, Jamie Lyon, Shawn Raboutou, Trent McCrerey,
Brooke Raboutou, Pierce McCrerey, Kiana Ellis,
Austin Lankford, Isabelle Goodacre, Joe Goodacre,
Timmy Dolan, Phoebe Dolan and Coach Robyn Raboutou.

2009-06-17

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Regional Champions 2009



TEAM ABC takes Regional Championships 2009

Results:
Girls:
1st Isabelle Goodacre
2nd Brooke Raboutou
3rd Margo Hayes
8th Kiana Ellis
Boys:
1st Shawn Raboutou
4th Ethan Kruteck
7th Finn Stack
8th Malcolm Oliver
9th Finn Stack
10th Timmy Dolan
14th Ethan Oliver

2009-06-17

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Climbing outside with our Gunnison Buddies





Getting the kids outside. Team ABC and Gunnison Warriors go bouldering.
Photos: Caleb, Seb, Jack and Shawn

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More news from Divisionals:

Team ABC had a blast at Divisionals. We have 5 team members headed to Nationals:

National Invitations go to:
Margo Hayes
Isabelle Goodacre
Trent McCrerey
Pirece McCrerey
Finn Stack

Runner Ups:
Malcolm Oliver
Joe Goodacre
Ethan Kruteck
Kiana Ellis

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