Robinson, Puccio Are National Bouldering Champs

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Paul Robinson glimpsed through the crowd at men’s open finals in the ABS National Championships. Photo by Kelly McBride.

Robinson, Puccio Are National Bouldering Champs

Paul Robinson and Alex Puccio won the men’s and women’s open bouldering comps at the ABS National Championships in Colorado. The Saturday-night final drew an audience of hundreds to the Spot gym in Boulder, concluding Season 9 of the American Bouldering Series.

In all, more than 450 climbers competed at two gyms in the weekend’s open, youth, and citizen competitions. See www.absnationals.org for complete results. CLICK HERE to watch a video of the ABS National Championships by Susánica Tam

Women’s Open

1. Alex Puccio

2. Alex Johnson

Alex Puccio reaches for a flash of the first problem in the women’s final. Photo by Kelly McBride.

Robinson, Puccio Are National Bouldering Champs

3. Paige Claassen

4. Elizabeth Asher

5. Tiffany Hensley

6. Lisa Rands

7. Akiyo Noguchi (JAP)

8. Angie Payne

9. Kate McGinnis

10. Charlotte Jouett

Men’s Open

1. Paul Robinson

2. Chris Sharma

3. Sean McColl (CAN)

4. Mark Hobson

5. Tyler Haack

6. Keita Mogaki (JAP)

7. Kyle Owen

8. Ryan Olson

9. Kazuma Watanabe (JAP)

10. Robert D’Anastasio

Dates of Competition: February 15–17, 2008

Source:www.absnationals.org

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