Kyra Condie – 2014 ABS Youth National Champ Heads to SCS

Today begins the qualifying round of the 2014 SCS (Sport Climbing Series) Open National Championship at Sender One Climbing, Chris Sharma’s gym located in Santa Ana, CA. Once again from Minnesota, Kyra Condie will be competing against the best women sport climbers in the country for the title of Open National Champion.  Last year at … Continue reading Kyra Condie – 2014 ABS Youth National Champ Heads to SCS

ABS15 Move of the Comp: Reverse Bathang?

This photo of Sidney Trinidad by Megan Abshire went viral on Facebook during the ABS15 Youth National Championship.  In the background, local MN climber and USA Climbing route setter, Nic O, looks on in amazement. I've just stumbled upon the video behind the photo.  This wasn't the only amazing move Sidney made on this problem, check … Continue reading ABS15 Move of the Comp: Reverse Bathang?

Passion for Flashin’ 2014

The 21st annual Passion for Flashin' comp at VE - St Paul is in the bag. This year I volunteered as a spotter, starting in B2 before working my way to B1, taking pictures along the way. There were a smaller number of participants this year, which allowed climbers to work through lines much quicker … Continue reading Passion for Flashin’ 2014

2014 Comps are Coming

Comp season is upon us!  I am a big fan of comp climbing and am looking forward to competing again in Duluth this year. Coming up soon in Minnesota: Passion for Flashin' at VE St Paul, Feb 8 North Shore Stylin' at VE Duluth, Feb 22 Jug or Not at VE Minneapolis, Apr TBD Check … Continue reading 2014 Comps are Coming