If you didn’t get a chance last year to attend the PCI clinics in Rockville this is your chance! Kevin Jorgeson will be running the PCI clinics this time around and we are excited to have him! Clinics will take place at two Earth Treks locations:
April 10th -Earth Treks Timonium
April 11th-Earth Treks Rockville
6:30pm and 8:00pm**
Clinic: TOP 3 MISTAKES CLIMBERS MAKE ON OVERHANGS – AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
The focus of this clinic is to help you dramatically improve your performance on overhanging terrain. While training will make you stronger, technique is the key to unlocking your intrinsic potential. Each session will be specifically focused to the ability range of the participants. Space is limited and will fill quickly!
**The 6:30pm Session is ideal for climbers in the range of v0 – v4
**The 8:00pm Session is ideal for climbers in the range of v5 and up.
Wondering who Pro Climbers International is?
Pro Climbers International (PCI) is an association founded to create a better future for athletes through programs that develop and inspire the next generation of climbers.
To help develop the next generation, PCI began a community climbing initiative in Sonoma, CA in January 2010. In two years, over 2,500 square feet of climbing surface have been installed, over 750 kids have been exposed to the sport. Climbing is now the most popular sport at the elementary school. Climbing camp at the Boys and Girls Club is sold out every summer.
To help inspire the next generation, PCI produced a captivating professional bouldering competition in Boulder, Colorado in May 2010. In September 2011, PCI launched the Pro Clinic Series, a nationwide instructional tour featuring PCI athletes for a weekend of performance clinics, product demos, poster signings, and slideshows. PCI has delivered its members to meet the instructional and inspirational demand from corporations such as Google and luxury resorts such as the Viceroy Hotel Group.
This weekend the Earth Treks Climbing Team is headed to Colorado Springs, CO to attend the 2014 American Bouldering Series (ABS) Youth Nationals. The Youth Nationals will be happening from February 28th through March 2nd.
The qualifiers are this Friday. The Semi-Finals will be on Saturday and the Finals this Sunday.
In preparation for the ABS Youth Nationals the ET Climbing team was able to practice on some great boulder problems set by some of our Maryland setters: Ward, Ryan and Charlie. We have a strong team heading out to Colorado and we will be updating the website, twitter, Facebook and our Instagram pages with photos, videos and much much more.
Team Earth Treks is nationally ranked and currently the first place team in the Capitol Region. The team meets three times a week. Tryouts are held up to two times per year. Once in August at the start of the new season, and once in the Spring space permitting.Team Earth Treks will focus on strength, flexibility, mental toughness, and strategy. We train hard during practice and come in on our own to continue training.
If you are attending the ABS Nationals as a spectator tag #EarthTreks in your pics and Twitter @TeamEarthTreks to share how the team is doing. You can also follow us on in our Team Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/earthtreksclimbingteams
Good luck to the 12 competitors representing Earth Treks and to the Coaches!
From Timonium – Bret Stokes (Coach)
Gabe M. MJR
From Columbia – Matt Jones (Coach)
Amelia C. FYD
Bryce D. MYB
Connor M. MJR
Evan S. MJR
Ben D. MJR
From Rockville – Taylor Reed (Coach)
Jilly V. FYD
Arabella J. FYC
Megan L. FYA
Claire B. FYA
Kayla L. FYA
Kerry S. FJR
Wondering what all those Kilimanjaro pics we’ve been sharing in our page were all about? Here’s an article by Marc Middleton about the recent Earth Treks Climbing Centers, Survivor Summit and Livestrong Kilimanjaro expedition.
Click HERE or the image below to read the Huffington post article: “Conquering Kili with Love”by Marc Middleton
image source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-middleton/conquering-kil-with-love_b_4848319.html
Check out this article on Gabe McKenzie: One of 12 athletes heading to Colorado this week to represent our Earth Treks Climbing Team at ABS Youth Nationals.
Good luck Amelia, Jilly, Bella, Bryce, Megan, Kayla, Claire, Kerry, Connor, Ben, Evan and Gabe at Nationals this week/weekend!
Wish them luck, and follow the action on Facebook February 28 – March 2!