This is a shout out to all female rock climbers.
If you want to compete, rock climb and be part of a fun club your participation is required. Last season we failed to beat Baylor in the team category despite their low attendance primarily due to a lack of female representation at the collegiate climbing series competitions. Celine Boulenger is currently the only active female wall crawler who is competing. It helps that she makes the podium but the team prize is up for grabs in 2014 and in order to beat out Baylor (and even reigning champs UT) a female presence is required. Our primary goal as a climbing club is to win this coveted team prize and we simply can’t do it without your help. Speak to Kyle Kreuzer for membership information or inquire at the UH climbing wall. Remember there are typically less female competitors at climbing competitions so if you simply show up, try your best, meet new people, and have some fun you may just make the podium in your category (beginner, intermediate, or advanced). The team score works like a track meet so the more competitors climbing at the CCS competitions the more points the team accrues. The wall crawlers sponsored many climbers last season. The more you participate in the club the more competitions will be covered, regardless of ability.
Ask our 3rd place male beginner medalist at the 2013 regional competition, Aubry Milliron. He came into the club knowing nothing about rock climbing but his active participation at fundraisers and practices allowed him to be sponsored to compete in several competitions. At each one he tried his best, learned how the competitions worked, and eventually made podium at the end of the season. Along the way he got into better climbing shape and even won some sweet raffle prizes along the way.
-Remember, climbing is fun,
your friendly neighborhood wall crawler
The Wall Crawlers represented on their home turf here at the University of Houston on Feb. 2, 2013. The competition was a great success and the Wall Crawlers had a strong showing by making the podium in several categories.
Our advanced team made a proper showing in both gender categories:
Rami Najjar scored second place male advanced and second in male CCS points.
Celine Boulenger scored third in female advanced and third in female CCS points.
The rest of the team did incredible as well. This is the strongest showing of Wall Crawlers at a CCS competition, ever!
Steven Cox won third male intermediate, Robby Gibler won second in a heart breaking plank-off tie breaker for first.
Although the other team members did not make podium it was a good, strong way to start the season and I am looking forward to hearing about success at Texas Tech on Feb. 16, 2013.
If you are not going to Tech be sure to wish the team good luck before they go!
Yes it is true, the UH Wall Crawlers have dominated their first climbing competition as a team. The “pre-season” SFA competition gave a good indicator of what is to come in the 2013 CCS climbing season.
Many wall crawlers attended to get a feel for the collegiate climbing competition format.
Richelle Hepler began where she left off last season by winning first place in the female advanced category. The recent recruitment of Rami Najjar to the team proved beneficial as he won the first place male advanced category. Celine Boulenger also won first place in the female intermediate category.
Way to go for all of the other club members who came and represented but did not make the podium. During the CCS season this type of participation will help our chances of winning the coveted regional team championship. Remember last year we came in third and only had three members in CCS.
Stay healthy wall crawlers.
Come and climb at Enchanted Rock for the weekend of November 2nd – 4th. Let’s hang out in the hill country and I’ll teach you as much as I can about the park and climbing in one weekend. I am going regardless because the campsites have been purchased. Let me know if you are interested. It’s $100 for an all inclusive weekend.
Yes, it’s true, the Wall Crawler T-Shirt is here!
If you have paid your dues contact Richelle to claim your shirt.