From The Field: ABS 14 Regionals, Columbus, OH

Columbus, Ohio: Named after Christopher Columbus; home to the Buckeyes and Blue Jackets.


A couple of weeks ago, a crew of seven climbers and dozens of family members made the trip to Columbus-town, not for a hockey or football game, but for the ABS 14 Regional Championship, hosted by Vertical Adventures.


The mission of From The Field is to give readers a taste of the experience using words and pictures. A climbing competition such as an ABS Regional can be difficult to describe. Why’s that? Because for competitors and coaches most of the day is spent waiting in a back room reading a book or playing board games in “climber’s isolation.”

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