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2011 ABS Nationals! 4 Spot Setters make Semifinals!!!

Well, I’m in France, but everyone else is home and the boys (except Danny, geez Danny) are all wrapped up in ABS Nationals.  You probably already know this, but Nationals is being held in Boulder, in a warehouse just a stone’s throw from The Spot, where the walls were specially built by John Stack of Vertical Solutions and his crew of climbers including, for a while, our very own Carlo.  Here is a video Jon put together that gives a little preview of the walls, if you haven’t seen them already:

So qualifiers went down yesterday, and Jon, Carlo, Garrett, and Nic competed in them.  Jonny, who has, for the past several years, enjoyed a career of forerunning (i.e. helping set) for USA Climbing’s biggest events, was signed on for this event as an official routesetter.  Nice job, Jonny!  As for the other boys, after yesterday’s qualifier, I am proud to report that all 4 made semifinals, with Carlo in 5th (just 1 fall away from the 4-way tie for 1st), Jon just 1 fall behind him in a tie for 7th, Nic just one fall behind him in 9th, and Garrett one send away in 16th.  Also present in the semifinals running order are Spot comp regulars Daniel Woods and Matty Hong (part of the 4-way 1st place tie), as well as other pro finalists you have seen over SBS Season VI including Rob D’Anastasio, Alex Johnson, Austin Geiman, Ian Dory, Alex Manikowski, and Matt Wilder.  For full male quali results, click here: Men’s Quali Results.  The running order for today will be the opposite of this, so Matt Wilder, in 24th here, will go first, etc… until Daniel finishes off semis.  Carlo wrote a little about it on his blog here: Carlo Traversi » Blog Archive » ABS Nationals – Qualifiers.  Besides helping build the wall, setting and resetting The Gladiator Finals, and training for Nationals, Carlo made a cool video that gives a little behind-the-scenes look at our setting team sponsor, Verve Climbing, and the man behind the best climbing clothing on the market.  Check it out:

The women’s qualifiers was stacked, resulting in several usual competitors not making semifinals what looks like it will shape up to be a very interesting finals.  Here is the semifinals running order: Women’s Semi’s Order.

To watch semis live, go down to the warehouse, or click here: UBC: Unified Bouldering Championships and watch online!

Also, the boys have put together what is sure to be a legendary after party.  Entrance is free with your ABS Nationals spectator pass, or you can get in for $10 at the door.  Beer, great electronic music, and tons of pro climbers.  11pm.  Check it out here: The Official ABS Nationals After Party!


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