Crate Stacking!

Congratulations to Team ATX’s Ella and David, who competed in Crux’s crate-stacking competition last night. They tied for first in prelims with 17 crates each, and then went on to a super finals. David edged out Ella with 18 crates to her 17. Great job representing the team and showing the “grownups” how it’s done.

(Pictures of Ella are blurry because Elizabeth took them.)

Team Newsletter - July 9

Hey Team—

We hope everyone had a great 4th of July. We've got another short update this week.

From Coach John

We have four kids competing at USAC Youth National Sport and Speed Championships this week in Philadelphia: Aidan Henry, Nico Isunza, Jonah Coleman, and Henry Mannson. We've all worked really hard getting ready for this, so wish us luck and lift up your teammates in your thoughts while they compete in Philly. Safe travels to everyone headed that way!

For everyone back here at home, go to practice, keep up all the good work you've been doing this summer, climb hard, and have fun.

We'll see you next week, hopefully with good news to share.

We are Growing!

Team ATX currently has 60 members, but we are always looking for new climbers to join our family. If you or your kid know of someone who might like to give the sport a try, have them contact Coach John. Now is the perfect time to join to get ready for the upcoming fall competition season.

Summer Camp

We have one last summer camp left. This is a great way for your climber to work on strength and technique before the bouldering season begins. More information on time and dates as well as how to sign up are on the team website.

We'll be posting results from Nationals on the team website and Facebook page this weekend. Be sure to check them out.

As always, thank you for everything you do to support your climber and the team. We couldn't do it without you.

Divisionals Wrap-up

What a great Divisionals we had! The kids had amazing climbs and a lot of fun.

Ella Gardner: 8th overall
Aidan Henry: 4th overall
Kate Oliver: 16th overall
Nico Isunza: 3rd overall
Jonah Coleman: 2nd overall

Nico Isunza: 11th overall
Aidan Henry: 5th overall
Jonah Coleman: 2nd overall
Henry Mansson: 6th overall

Aidan, Nico, and Jonah will represent Team ATX at Nationals in both Sport and Speed, and Henry Mansson will represent in Speed.

In addition, thanks to Belinda Roberts' organization, the team had a wonderful meal together Saturday night. We all had fun visiting away from the noise and dust of the gym.

As the kids start gearing up to train for Nationals, give them an extra cheer in the gym. In addition, kids who aren't going to Nationals are eligible for Nationals training camps. They are good way to build strength and learn technique in advance of Bouldering season, which starts in September.

The list of camps and training days is available on the Team ATX website calendar page. The next one starts on Saturday, so sign up soon!

Team Newsletter 6/4

Hey Team—

Billing Information

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted their information for the new billing system. Everyone should have received their new invoice.  If you haven’t yet submitted your information, we need to get it as soon as possible. A copy of the authorization form is attached. If you didn’t receive your new invoice or need to submit your form, contact Jeannie Lewis at

Year End Party

Our year end party is this Saturday. Micah Landau’s family has graciously offered to host. 

Time: 2:00-4:00

Address: 121 Covington Cove Georgetown, TX, 78628

Bring: Climbing shoes, bathing suit, crash pad (if you have one), and a side dish to share.

RSVP: Belinda Roberts ( We need to know how many to plan for.

From Coach John

This Sunday is a training day at Momentum to prep for Divisionals. This is the last chance to train on tall walls before the comp. If your kid is going to Divisionals, it would be a good idea for them to go, but everyone is welcome. Meet at NARG at 8:00 a.m. We’ll get back at about 6:00 p.m. Cost is $70.00. We have six slots left. Sign up on the google doc.   


We have lots of training days and camps coming up this summer. You can see the information for all of them on the calendar page of the team website. Everyone is welcome. 


If you or your kids know someone who wants to give climbing a try, let us know. This is the perfect time to join so that they can be ready to go for the new climbing season in September. They can come try out a practice to see if it is a good match. Contact Coach John ( for more information. 

As always, thank you for your support of the team and your climbers. We couldn’t do it without you.

Clean the Crag Day

Crux is hosting a Clean the Crag day at Gus Fruh park. Here are the details:

We're lucky here in Austin to have climbing so easily accessible to us, but let's face it, sometimes those crags get a little messy. Join us, along with Austin Parks Foundation, on Saturday, June 1st as we show our local crags a little love. Petzl will also be having a helmet demo, so who knows, maybe some climbing will follow?!

Meet at the Gus Fruh trail head at 9:00AM for coffee provided by High Brew Coffee and we will head down shortly after.
Bring your own garden/utility gloves for trash pick up - trash bags will be provided.

Saturday, June 1, 9:00-12:00.


A huge congratulations to all of the kids who competed at Regionals this weekend. Everyone climbed hard and FESed it up. Here are the results:

Ella Gardner—5th Place Female Junior
Aidan Henry—4th Place Male Junior
Kate Oliver—7th Place Female Youth A
Nico Isunza—4th Place Male Youth B
Jonah Coleman-—7th Place Male Youth D

Henry Mansson—1st Place Male Youth D
Jonah Coleman- 3rd Place Male Youth D
Aidan Henry- 2nd Place Male Junior

 The following climbers received an invite to Divisionals for Speed.

Elizabeth Gardner- Female Youth D
Nikki Ueber- Male Youth D
Tessa May- Female Youth C
Vishruti Venkat- Female Youth C
Nina Jovanovic- Female Youth C
Gavin McCann- Male Youth C
Grant McCann- Male Youth C

A huge thanks to Niki Ueber’s mom for sharing her photos of the kids. If you have some you’d like to post, send them to hokgardner (at)

Newsletter 5/14

Hey Team—
We have a lot of important stuff in this week’s newsletter, so please make sure to read it all. 

Monthly Payments
From Jeannie Lewis: Team ATX is moving to Quickbooks as our accounting software.  Unfortunately, this means that I will need to get your credit card information again.  For your security, please do not text or email me your info, but you can call me at 512-826-3410, Tuesday, 5/14, through Friday,  5/17, between 5:00-8:30pm. I will be available to take your call and info.  I will also be at team practices Wednesday, 5/15, at NARG, and Thursday, 5/16, at CRUX,  between 6:15 and 7:15 if you would like to give me your info in person. We need to have everyone's info by Friday, 5/24, so that we can have everything set up for the next billing cycle. 

Thanks in advance for helping with this.

From Coach John
It’s Regionals Week! Time for all of your hard training all season to pay off. 

  • Eat well, sleep well, hydrate

  • Stay safe, be smart, don't get hurt

  • Double check that you have all of your stuff before leaving for Houston: harness, shoes, chalk bag, water bottle, snacks, and stuff to do in isolation

  • Don't be late to isolation!

  • I will send an email out on Thursday with all the specific times that I would like for everyone to check into isolation


We are still desperately short of volunteers for Regionals. These events are volunteer driven, and Team ATX needs to provide its share of people. If you have a kid climbing, please sign up for a shift. If you have any questions about what a job entails, contact Heather O'Keeffe Gardner. We'll do our best to make sure every parent gets to see their kid climb. You can sign up here

We have been hard at work revamping the team website, including the calendar page. Take a look at, and let us know if you see any mistakes or have ideas for things to add. One feature we want to start updating is the team blog. We’ll be looking for guest posts from teammates as well as pictures from events and competitions. Want to contribute something? Send it to Heather O’Keeffe Gardner.

Summer Programs
Team ATX has multiple summer camps and training trips scheduled throughout the summer. Everything is listed on the calendar page of the team website. These are great opportunities for your climbers to get in extra training time in preparation for the coming bouldering season. 

As always, thanks for your help and support. We couldn't do this without you.