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My First ABS Nationals - Seth Rogers

 
My First ABS Nationals - Seth Rogers
My First ABS Nationals - Seth Rogers
My First ABS Nationals - Seth Rogers
My First ABS Nationals - Seth Rogers
My First ABS Nationals - Seth Rogers
My First ABS Nationals - Seth Rogers
 
March 28, 2013 -  Seth Rogers    
 

I've always been better at ropes and speed than bouldering.  I've been to 3 sport and speed nationals but this was my first bouldering nationals.  What a great experience!  It was held in Colorado Springs in the civic auditorium where they built a wall just for the nationals.  

 

The problems they set were the best bouldering problems I have ever climbed.  They incorporated a lot of slabs (my favorite), volumes, overhangs and other creative problems.  (I first learned to climb in Yosemite so I learned to climb slab when I was young.)  They even had one route that went up one side then down the other with the finish hold just above the ground.  My brother Ethan did a plank to reach the last hold.  My team, Zero Gravity, has a lot of strong climbers and we finished 2nd in the nation.  I made to finals and finished 8th overall.  I was hoping to do better but I'm happy just to have been a part of this great experience with other amazing climbers and enthusiastic fans. 

Photo credit: Hannah Michelle
 

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