Team Profiles

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

TBA at Stone Summit

The climbing team went to stone summit for the first abs competition this season
Everyone did great and everyone had fun!
Everyone realized that they need to get to training
Which is great because everyone is psyched to get stronger and to train!

Workouts are posted on the workout blog! Check them out and do them!!

Next comp is in Ashville, NC on October 15th - if you need to go!

Everyone needs a minimum of 2 local competitions to make it to Regionals!

TBA is having a comp on November 19th

But TBA is having a Halloween Competition on October 29th!! 4pm to 8pm!!
Great prizes and great fun! Dress up and join us!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Workout for wednesday (9/21/11)

Check out the workout!
Also, get ready for the Stone Summit competition this weekend!
Pre-register by Thursday - it's $30 now
And $40 day off
You can pre-register ONLINE!!
Get it done!

As of now i know that Lydia had register for the competition
And Lydia, Caroline, Anna, Evan, and Chris have registered for USA Climbing
Lets get it done kids!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday workout (9/9)

Warm up for twenty minutes

Aj, Chris, Luke and Andres - climb all the yellows, green and red (in that order)
You have one hour to do this!!!
Take a five to ten minute break
Then get on the wall and start traversing all around the gym.
From left traverse to the wave and back
Keep going until you fall - when you fall get right back on
You can fall a total of 4 times

Everyone else - pull ups
Do pulls to your max - till absolute failure
Then rest two to four minutes then do pulls till failure again
Repeat a total of 8 times!
Pick five yellows that you have not done yet
Work each one until you've done every move on it
Then try it one time from the bottom, if you fall and you can reach where you fell from get back on
Then move on to the next problem

Ab workout
Do the twelves workout
Do 12 of each exercise and hold the hallow position between exercises

With a 10lbs round weight
toe touches
side to sides

With hands under butt
left to right feet
up and downs
tuck ups
crunches left side
crunches right side

Finish with supermans (with weight if need be)
hold arms infront of you 20 seconds
hold arms out to the side 20 seconds
hold arms behind you 20 seconds
hold your hands in prayer 20 seconds
repeat twice

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday Workout (9/5/11)

Sorry for the delay in posting the workouts
i'll make sure to be on time from now on
i got wrapped up with a lot of stuff
but i won't forget anymore

Here is the link to the monday 9/5 workout!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Climbing Team Memo

USA Climbing has added Divisionals to the competition season. The breakdown is as follows:

· 2 local comps (you can compete out of region therefore we are doing the following)

o Stone Summit on September 24th

§ $30 if registered before September 22nd

§ Registration 7am to 9am; climbing 9am to 1pm

o TBA on November 19th

· 1 Regional comp

o Planet Rock on December 10th in Ann Arbor, MI

o Top 6 make it to Divisionals from each category

· 1 Divisional comp

o Triangle Rock Club on January 14th and 15th in Morrisville, NC

o Top 6 make it to Nationals from each category

· 1 National comp

o Location unknown (Maybe Atlanta or Boulder); most likely sometime in February

All the team members need to register with USA Climbing before September 24th. I would recommend by September 10th just to be safe. The prices for the other competitions are unknown, but once they get closer we will know. I think they all have a great chance and it will be a great experience.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

6/17/11 (Day 5)

Today Jimmy, Caroline, Lydia and I went to the Chocolate Factory while the three boys went to the Motherlode

Chocolate Factory

One side makes you taller – 11a

- Everyone got on this one

Malice – 12c

- Jimmy flashed it!

Hookah – 12b

- Jimmy and I both flashed it


Trust in Jesus – 11b

- The boys warmed up on it

- The girls top roped this one

Stain – 12b

- Aj almost flashed it, fell at the top

- Chris and Andres tried it out a bit

Snooker – 13a

- Aj tried it twice

- I attempted to try to resent it and fell on the last move

Hot for Teacher – 12c

- I flashed this one

White Man’s Shuffle – 13d

- Jimmy figured out his beta for this climb

Flower Power – 13b

- Jimmy was working on his endurance

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 4 of the trip (6/16/11)

Today we first went swimming at the reservoir!

We blew up all the floaties that we had bought and swam and floated on them

This was considered the other half of our rest day

From there we headed back to miguel’s and got ready to go climbing

We headed to Drive By again

Breakfast Burrioto – 10c

- Lydia, Andres and Chris all got on this one

Make a wish – 10a

- Lydia, Caroline, Andres and Chris got on this one

Check your grip – 12a

- Andres and Chris tried this one

Whip Stocking – 11a

- Andres flashed it

- Everyone else got on this one except for Caroline

Maizy May – 13a

- AJ and I both sent it

Easy Rider – 13a

- Jimmy got on it twice and I got on it once; hopefully we will sent it on Monday before we leave

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 3 at the Red (6/15/11)

Today we headed to Drive-By

It was looking to be a rainy day

We got to the cliff and we did the following:

Breakfast Burrito - 10d

  • Andres and I got on this one; Andres had to clean it because it was getting wet

Make a wish – 10a

  • AJ, Caroline, Andres, Chris and I got on this one

Fire and brimstone – 10d

  • AJ, Andres, Caroline and Anna.
  • Lydia got on it twice, first time she took 3 times and the second time she sent it!

Check your grip - 12a

  • Aj flashed it

After that we went to the “Wild things of Kentucky”

Black Widow

It was pretty interesting. It had most of the snakes found in Kentucky along with the venomous ones. This is where we found out what type of spider we had seen the day before.

Rattle Snakes

When we got back to Miguel’s we play a game of basketball; 3 on 3 up to 21 points; we got our exercise in for sure!

Black Bear

Anna’s mom showed up around 6ish and hung out for the rest of the night.

Later that night AJ and I drove to Louisville to pick up Jimmy from the airport! We got back around 1am.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Second day at the red (6/14/11)

Today we headed to Military

Sunshine - 5.9

  • Most of us warmed up on this on
  • Lydia lead it as well which was awesome

Moonbeam - 5.9

  • Most of us warmed up on this one
  • Anna lead this one, her very first lead climb!

Fuzzy Undercling - 11b

  • Everyone got on this one
  • Lydia got pulled up to the 3 draw and took her first lead fall! It was awesome!
  • Tissue Tiger – 12b
  • Aj and I got on this one; AJ sent it second go
  • Gung Ho – 12b
  • Aj, Chris and I got on this one

Reliquary - 12b

  • I got on this one

Mule – 12c

  • AJ and I sent it! Yay! Aj’s first 12c
  • Chris and Andres top roped it

The Legend – 13a

  • I attempted this, the bottom part is so crimpy and not as fun as the rest of the route

Other events from the day:

There was a spider on the tree; we found out later that it was a wolf spider… and we swear that the spider grew every time we pasted it.

After cleaning a route I did a big swing right into a tree and hugged it like a cat.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First Day at the red!

We all met up at TBA; AJ, Andres, Chris, Lydia, Caroline and Anna. Caroline’s parents let us borrow their Yukon, which made it a lot better. But the car does not have a lot of trunk space, so it took us almost an hour to pack the car so that everyone had a place to sit. It was packed

We started our drive to the red. We stopped at Subway for lunch and continued on our way. We arrive at Miguel’s at 4pm and set up camp. From there we went climbing at the Chocolate Factory.

It is Anna and Caroline’s first trip to the red. It’s Caroline’s first time climbing on a rope outside. AJ and Chris will be leading everything on this trip. Lydia will practice leading on easier climbs. Andres is top roping things and then trying to lead more as well.

We taught Anna how to top rope belay today. Lydia is practicing her lead belaying skills. All the boys know how to belay top rope and lead belay. Caroline knows how to top rope belay from when we went to stone summit.

Oompa – 10a

· All of us climbed this one.

Loompa – 10c

· Andres lead this on, but took a couple times.

· All of us climbed this one as well

The Glass Elevator – 10d

· Andres top roped this one and then lead it and sent it! It was awesome!

· Chris, AJ and I got on this one as well.

One side makes your taller – 11a

· Chris, Anna and Andres got on this one.

Unknown Route – 11d

· AJ tried it

Malice – 12c

· I got on this one with an attempt to send. Lydia belayed me. I sent it! I was really psyched.

Memorable moments


· While she was climbing she had gotten really pumped and yelled “I’m pumped and retarded”

· She was trying the first part of the route and fell and yelled “Screw!”


· While lowering me her hair got stuff in the GRIGRI, luckily I was close enough to the ground to stand up, which allowed Lydia to take me off belay. Andres took her hair out of the GRIGRI. Then Lydia fixed her hair so it was in a bun.

Since we started climbing at 5pm, we stayed out until dark and hiked out in the dark. Oreo has a red light on his bag so he was our leader and only light to get out of the woods. Luckily it wasn’t too dark and not too hard to see.

Once we got back to Miguel’s we made Ravioli for dinner. We ended up playing cards the rest of the night.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pictures from the Red (May 2011)

Here are a few pictures from Red trip from my camera
Once i get Lydia's camera we will have some more!
And a short video of AJ taking a whipper!!
Stay tuned!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Red Memorial Day Weekend (Day 3)

Today when we woke up we had to pack up our stuff. I woke up really early for some reason. So I got all my stuff ready and organized the back of the truck so that we could fit everything. Eventually all the kids got up and we ate breakfast and headed out to the cliff. We went to the Chocolate Factory. I was really psyched because it was my first time going there. Meaning… new routes new area!

Oompa – 10a

- AJ and Andres warmed up on this one first and later on Lydia and I both did it, it is really fun, but I think that it’s harder than Loompa

Loompa – 10c

- Lydia and I warmed up on this route, and Aj ended up doing it as well

The Glass Elevator – 10d

- Only AJ and I got on this one

Wobbler – 11d

- I climbed this one first, it was really hard for an 11d, AJ got on it after me

One side makes your taller – 11a

- All of us got on this one; Andres did it with one hang and wants to try it on lead next time

Malice – 12c

- I got on this one, I was trying to flash it but ended up falling going to this jug pocket, that if I would of stuck I feel as if I would of sent it, oh well, next time it should go!

After Malice we headed on out to head home. We stopped at the gas station to get some Ale-8s for the gym and some gas. We stopped at subway for dinner and then went to Jimmy’s parents house to drop off Oreo. And from there we headed home! Got back right at 10pm.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Red Memorial Day Weekend (Day 2)

Today we headed up to the motherlode

It was Lydia’s and Andres’ first time there

We ended up climbing all day in the sun, but it’s all good because we sweated out all the pizza grease we ate the night before

Trad Sucker – 11b

- We all got on it for a warm up

Injured Reserved – 11a

- Aj and Andres both feel at the crux, but are psyched to get back on it next time

- Lydia’s height made it really hard for her but we will work on lock offs and she’ll do it next time

Trust in Jesus – 11b

- Aj repeated it, he had tried it last time he was there

- Andres flashed it on top rope but he will try it on lead next time

- Lydia climbed up it as well

Tuna Town – 12d

- Aj got on it for the second time ever… this time he made it to the top! Hopefully a send next time he comes back!

Chainsaw – 12a

- I got on it so that Lydia could practice lead belaying while someone falls… the falls were planned but she caught me every time!

After the climbing we headed to the reservoir to swim and “shower”. We decided to swim across. Probably about ½ mile there and back… it was fun.. Oreo did it as well, he had a life jacket which made it easier for him… (now he is pasted OUT!)

Andres’ quote of the trip: “If you get it, then you get it… then you get it!” he was trying to motivate Lydia to go up the climb… he says it made sense at the time… we will never know what he REALLY meant! haha

Later on, we played “HORSE” in the dark… it was a funny game due to the lack of light and us missing A LOT of shots… Aj tried to do a lay up, missed it, got the rebound but it went through his hands bounced off the ground and hit him in the face! Later on, Andres was passing me the ball but I didn’t realize it and it hit me in the nose! Good times good times!

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Red in May (Day 1)

AJ, Andres, Lydia and I are at the red for three days

So far it has been an awesome trip

We went to Drive-By today

Breakfast Burrito - 10d

- all of us got on this one

Make A wish - 10c

- all of us got on this one as well

Hakuna Matata - 12a

- AJ flashed it and I climbed it as well

Spirit Fingers - 11c

- Lydia tried the bottom half of this one

- AJ tried it two times; sent it his second try

- I put it up and the cleaned it on top rope

Yadda Yadda Yadda - 11b

- all of us got on this one

Whip Stocking - 11a

- Aj got really pumped at the top but completed the climb

- Lydia climbed the bottom portion (first 4 or 5 clips) and learned how to lead belay

- I climbed it as well

Easy Rider - 13a

- Rachel convinced me to get on this one, she even stick clipped the first bolt for me – it was an awesome climb, psyched to get back to it with some more endurance and try to send it!

Best part of the day was to see Rachel, who I have not seen in a long time. She improved my kids belaying skills and taught Lydia to lead belay. It was really awesome having her around all day, climbing and chatting and catching up on life.

We will see what tomorrow brings!!

Also, we ended up taking the back roads out from Drive-By! That was really exciting and sometime that we don't do too often anymore!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Climbing at the gym

Went into the gym today!
had my camera on me, and film this little clip

Stone Summit

We went to stone summit last weekend
it was a good time
we got on new boulders and rope climbed some as well
kids are getting a lot better about the height scare factor
which is awesome considering we are planning a team trip to the red over the summer
the kids were lacking in energy half way through the day
need to get them psyched and ready to go!

when we got back we did a heinous workout
from which, i was sore for about 3 days!
the workout was as follows:
30 squats
climb #1
20 push ups
climb #2
10 pull ups
climb #3
20 burpies
climb #4
20 dips
climb #5
campus red problem on wave
climb #1 - #5
100 of the follow in whatever order and sets you want to do
squats - push ups - pull ups - burpies - dips

my legs were in so much pair and sore for three days

we are planning a trip to the red over memorial day weekend

Sunday, April 17, 2011

TBA's 11th Anniversary

Today TBA celebrated 11 years of being opened
We had a climbing competition at which the team kids were the only ones to participate
The results were:

1 - Andres Muro
2 - Max Glascock
3 - Anna Fox
4- Jonah Lasley
5 - Riggs Glascock
6 - Evan Fox and Oli Holden
7 - John Fox

It was a great time!
After the competition we went downtown to play putt putt
It was $4
The results from that were:

1 - Jimmy Webb 42
2 - Chris Little 44
3 - Kasia Pietras 48
4 - Caroline Johnson 51
5 - Riggs Glascock & Andres Muro 53
6 - Anna Fox & Savage Glascock 54
7 - AJ Hanson 56
8 - Lydia Fogo 61
9 - Max Glascock 63

Evan and Oli just played 2 games because they didn't care about the score
They were done with two games by the time we were all done with one!

It was a great time!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Horse Pens Trip

We went to Horse Pens this past weekend
It was hotter than expected but we still had a great time
By the end of the day though, the sun had drained all and any energy that we had!

Team Kids that came along:
AJ, Chris, Lydia, Caroline, Hunter, Riggs, Max, Anna and Evan

Others that joined:
Jacob and John

Here are some pictures from the trip

Caroline on the Lowdown topout

Lydia on the Lowdown topout

Evan on a warm up

AJ on Cuts like a knife

Pretty boulders

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Heading to Horse Pens this weekend with the climbing team
should be a great time
good weather!
can't wait!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Red River Gorge Trip

We took our first TBA climbing team trip to the red
It was quite cold but we all survived
Team members that went:
Lydia, AJ, Chris, Andres and Riggs
Adults that joined:
Bill, Lee and Big Savage

Day 1 - Roadside

AWOL - 10A

Andres; top rope
Lydia; top rope
Kasia; lead and repeat

Dragonslayer - 10D

AJ; lead and repeat

Crazy Fingers - 10C

Andres; top rope
Lydia; top rope
Chris; lead
AJ; lead and sent

Pulling Pockets - 10D

AJ; lead and repeat
Chris; lead
Kasia; lead and repeat

Return of Chris Snyder - 11D

Lydia; top rope
Chris; lead
AJ; lead and flash
Kasia; lead

Pine - 12A

AJ; lead (2 tries)
Bill; lead
Lee; lead

Day 2 - Solar, Gold Coast and Dark Side

Super Pinch - 10D

Andres; top rope
Lydia; top rope
Chris; lead
Riggs; top rope (3 tries)

Mona Lisa Overdrive - 11B

Andres; top rope
Chris; lead and flash
AJ; lead and flash
Kasia; lead and repeat

Buddha Hole - 11D

Chris; lead
AJ; lead and flash
Kasia; lead and repeat

Supafly - 12A

AJ; lead and flash
Bill; lead

Golden Boy - 13B

Kasia; lead (2 tries) - top rope (1 try: high point)

Small Fry - 5.9

Andres; lead and flash
Lydia; top rope and lead
Chris; top rope and flash
Riggs; top rope and lead
Bill; lead and flash

Padawan - 10A

Andres; lead and flash
Chris; top rope and flash
Kasia; top rope and repeat

American Dream - 12B

AJ; lead (2 tries)
Bill; lead (2 tries)

Elephant Man - 13B

Kasia; lead (2 tries)