The Climbing Program is off to a great start in its rookie year as an Academy program and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of an organization that values not just the athlete as an individual but the team as a whole. Climbing, much like any other sport, is just as much about the process as it is the end result. It’s been a great season so far watching the individual climbers grow and develop and how that has made us grow and develop as a team.
BEA Climbers have had a very successful bouldering season so far with 14 members learning, training, and traveling together. To date the team has traveled and competed in Oregon, Washington and Idaho this season and have had a podium finish at every one of the competitions we’ve attended! The team sent 12 climbers to the American Bouldering Series (ABS) Regional Championships in Boise Idaho this past December and qualified 10 climbers for the Divisional Championships and brought home a 2nd place team finish in the Northwest Region! Eight team members competed at the ABS Divisional Championships this month in Seattle, Washington and had a great showing. The team finished 5th out of 23 teams from 10 different states and qualified two climbers to compete at the ABS National Championships in Colorado Springs, CO March 2 – 4 2012.
Moving into Spring the climbing programs will be making a shift away from bouldering and switching to rope climbs with the Sport Climbing Series kicking off in March. The team is also looking forward to some really cool upcoming trips this spring and some time spent climbing outdoors. Spring enrollment for the Development and Competition Teams are open! Please visit the climbing page for more information and online enrollment.
Please contact Mike Rougeux with any questions or if you would like to discuss our climbing programs: mike ‘at’ bendenduranceacademy.org