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). 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


ABC Updates – Hueco Round 2 plus Welcome Back Tristin!

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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:

Team ABC Boulder athletes and coaches in Hueco!
Team ABC Boulder athletes and coaches in Hueco! From top left: Garrett, Laurel, Robyn, Obe; Bottom left: Mateo, Ravelle, Brooke, Stella, Phoebe, Ray.

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!

Hueco Thanksgiving 2012 Video!

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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


Hueco Trip Press!

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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.

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Team ABC’s trip on
Deadpoint Magazine
Deadpoint Magazine
Polish Bouldering Site
Polish Bouldering Site
German website Climax
German website Climax has a link to our Blog Post on Hueco

Team ABC in Hueco Thanksgiving 2012

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Team ABC Boulder Elite Team Hueco Tanks 2012 Thanksgiving

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 by Austin Lankford

Jaime Cantarovici  ::  Brutus V7


Timmy Dolan

Timmy Dolan  ::  Fern Roof V10


Michael Bartley Hueco 2012 by Garrett Gregor

Michael Bartley  ::  McBain V8, Fern Roof V10


Megan Mascarenas Crimping Christ Hueco 2012

Megan Mascarenas  ::  Crimping Christ on the Cross V10


Matt Lubar Sunshine 8A Hueco Tanks

Matt Lubar  ::  Free Willy V10, Choir Boys V7, Dark Age V11 and Full Service V10


Austin Lankford Free Willy

Austin Lankford  ::  Free Willy V10, The Maiden V0, Crimping Christ on the Cross V10, Un Point de Bleau dans un Hueco V11


Ivy Todd Hueco Thanksgiving 2012 by Garrett Gregor

Ivy Todd  ::  Brutus V7 & The Maiden V0 mega highball!


Laurel Todd Sunshine 8A Hueco Tanks Thanksgiving 2012

Laurel Todd  ::  Dragon Fly V5, McBain V8, New Religion Sit V8 and The Maiden V0


Isabelle Goodacre Fern Roof Thanksgiving 2012 by Garrett Gregor

Isabelle Goodacre  ::  Fern Roof V10 and The Maiden V0


Kiana Ellis Thanksgiving 2012 Team ABC Boulder Hueco Tanks

Kiana Ellis  ::  The Maiden V0 mega highball!


Brooke Raboutou Crimping Christ 7C+ Hueco 2012

Brooke Raboutou  ::  Sunshine V11, Crimping Christ V10 (on the same day!) and Dragonfly Low (V9)


Margo Hayes Sunshine 8A 2 Hueco 2012

Margo Hayes  ::  Sunshine V11, Crimping Christ V10, Ultramega V8 and The Maiden V0


Nick Lyon Hueco 2012

Nick Lyon  ::  Free Willy V10, Un Point de Bleau dans un Hueco V11, Mojo V10


Shawn Raboutou Portrait Hueco 2012

Shawn Raboutou  ::  Barefoot on Sacred Ground V12, Bush League V10, Mojo V10


Rob D'Anastasio Team ABC Boulder Thanksgiving 2012 by Garrett Gregor

Coach Rob D’Anastasio  ::  Power of Silence V10 and Loaded Direct V10 (his favorites of many sends this trip)


Michael O'Rourke Team ABC Boulder Hueco 2012

Michael O’Rourke  ::  Free Willy V10, El Techo de Tres B V11, MoMojo V11 and Eckstein V10/11


Stefan Lavender Hueco 2012 by Austin Lankford

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


Garrett Gregor The Maiden V0 Highball Hueco 2012

Coach Garrett atop The Maiden


Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou The Butterpumper Hueco Tanks Thanksgiving 2012

Coach Robyn so close to the Butterpumper V12. She did manage to send Eckstein V10/11 earlier in the day.


Explaining Climbing To Non-Climbers + HUECO!!!

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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.  : )

Hueco 2012!

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:

Before the last day of climbing, on the porch at the Rock Ranch.

We’ll keep you posted, have a good holiday everyone!!!