8/15/2013 | For Kids, Staff News
Ian Dory

We’re excited to announce Ian Dory has been selected to be the Head Coach for The Spot Climbing Team!

Ian will be partnering with Josh Paton to bring The Spot an even higher level of coaching and training. Ian will be focusing on the hands on day to day of coaching while Josh hammers out all of the administrative aspects of managing our team.

After several years of working at The Spot as a coach and setter it’s great to see him stepping up to this important role. He’ll be working side by side with Josh and all the same great coaches you’ve gotten to know, but with some fresh energy to improve our team program this season. Ian will be handling curriculum planning, technical coaching as well as high-end training.

Ian has been climbing pretty much since he was born, and it has always been a defining aspect of his life. He has sent some of the hardest problems in the world and put up cutting-edge first ascents. Ian hopes to continue climbing hard and developing amazing and hard problems, as well as accomplish personal goals such as making the USA Bouldering Team and winning a World Cup.

Outside of climbing Ian enjoys working on the family farm, playing the drums, hanging out with his wife and playing with his dog. He loves giving back to the climbing community and enjoys clean ups at Hueco and Rifle. Ian promotes the Access Fund and enjoys educating and working with the next generation of climbers as a coach and motivator. He is also a full time student working towards a degree in finance with investment dreams as well.

Ian’s mantra: “Motivation is what drives me, passion is what makes me, and sending is what I live for.”

Checkout his website:

Congrats to Ian on this new position!

Josh, Ian, and the rest of the coaches are looking forward to seeing all of you at Tryouts!

Wed Dec 11th: Hueco Tanks bouldering with Nina Williams and Beau Kahler

Nina Williams & Beau Kahler

Join us for this great PCI presentation with Nina Williams and Beau Kahler!
When: Wednesday, December 11th, 8:00pm
Where: ABC Kids (next to The Spot)

FREE for members of The Spot and their guests. Beer is included!

Nina is one of America’s best female boulderers with sends up to V12 and many visits to the podium at major comps around the country. She also has traveled extensively spending plenty of time at Hueco Tanks, Joe’s Valley, Rocklands and the Grampians. She often travels with her boyfriend Beau, who is also an accomplished photographer, dedicated boulderer, and guide at Hueco Tanks.

More about Pro Climbers International:


Wed Nov 13th: Joe’s Valley & Bishop Bouldering with Rob D’Anastasio


Join us for this great PCI slideshow by Rob D’Anastasio!
When: Wednesday, November 13th, 8:00pm
Where: ABC Kids (next to The Spot)

FREE for members of The Spot and their guests. Beer is included!

Rob is a passionate boulderer from Philadelphia with 20 years of climbing experience. He’s traveled extensively to find the best bouldering in the world. Rob competes professionally in the American Bouldering Series as well as the Nor’Easter, The Dark Horse Series, and other pro-level competitions. His tick list includes tons of problems up to V14, always keeping sights on the next level.

Upcoming PCI Speaker & Slideshow Series:
Wednesday, December 11th: Hueco Tanks Bouldering with Nina Williams & Beau Kahler

More about Pro Climbers International:




Olmec Apparel Ltd and the Spot Gym are combining forces to create a FUNDRAISER for the Colorado FLOOD VICTIMS. The fundraiser will consist of a silent auction, live music, an art show, body painted woman, beer, food and nothing but a good time!!!

The art show will feature the artwork of three local Colorado artists, Whit Boucher, Hunter Damiani, and William Thompson. All three artists will have art for sale, and all three artists will also be painting the half naked bodies of beautiful women as part of the show.

The live music will be performed by three very talented, Colorado jazz musicians, their style is a very funk based jazz so be expecting instrumental, funky versions of A Tribe Called Quest, Dr. Dre, and plenty of other classics!!!

There will also be a silent auction with some really incredible items, we will announce auction items very soon.

Get ready to boogie, enjoy some incredible art, beautiful woman, drink delicious beer, and benefit your local community/flood victims!!!! Please tell your friends, the more people that come, the more money we can raise for everybody who’s lives were destroyed by the flood.

If you would like to donate anything for the auction please email us at

Mon Oct 7th: Yosemite Bouldering slideshow with Alex Johnson


Join us for this great PCI slideshow by Alex Johnson!
When: Monday, October 7th, 8:00pm
Where: ABC Kids (next to The Spot)

FREE for members of The Spot and $5 for guests of members. Beer is included!

As a 24-year-old pro climber, Alex Johnson has earned two World Cup gold medals, five National Championships, and has many First Female Ascents of hard problems around the world. She lives on the road in a 1950s trailer with her pup Fritz.

More about Alex:

Upcoming PCI Speaker & Slideshow Series:
Monday, November 11th: Joe’s Valley & Bishop Bouldering with Rob D’Anastasio
Monday, December 9th: Hueco Tanks Bouldering with Nina Williams & Beau Kahler

More about Pro Climbers International:


Sat Oct 5th: Phoenix Rising comp and fundraiser for Phoenix Multisport

8/8/2013 | Spot Events

Don’t miss this Saturday’s comp and fundraiser for Phoenix Multisport.

Click here for more information and to register

SBS9 begins Saturday with “Dyno Mite” and flood victim fundraiser


Join us Saturday 9/21 for the first stop on this year’s Spot Bouldering Series: Dyno Mite! The ABS-sanctioned bouldering competition will be infused with huge hucks, complete with a finals where top tier dynoists will show you what it means to fly. Don’t miss the action!




Here at The Spot we have been humbled by the recent disaster and want to give back as best we can. So, we have decided to donate 100% of all raffle revenue at this weekend’s SBS9 comp to local relief funds. We also are beefing up the raffle booty to make it worth buying extra tickets. They are $2 per ticket or 3 for $5, available at the front desk, you must be present to win. Judging by past raffles, we hope to be able to donate over $1000 through this. Help us help them!

10:00 doors open for youth
11:00 youth C/D start
12:00 youth A/B/Jr start
1:00 Evol burritos served
2:00 youth C/D end
3:00 youth A/B/Jr end
Youth raffle shortly after end
4:00 doors open for adults
5:00 adult divisions start
6:30 Evol burritos & Avery beer served
8:00 adult divisions end
Dyno finals shortly after end
Raffle to follow

Note: the gym will be closed to general climbing both the day of the event and the day prior. Members are able to climb for free those days at the BRC.

High Altitude Bouldering slideshow with Chris Schulte

Chris Schulte

Join us on Saturday, September 7th at 8:00pm for this great slideshow by Chris Schulte.

Chris Schulte has lived and climbed in Colorado for twenty years. He has climbed up to V15 and is a prolific first ascensionist, having opened hundreds of problems across the western United States, Fontainebleau and Switzerland.

FREE for members and $10 for guests accompanied by a member. Beer and snacks will be served.

See you there!

Grand Re-Opening & Welcome Back Bash

Grand Re-opening and Welcome Back Bash

Join us on August 28th from 5-10pm as we celebrate your brand new, cutting-edge, $180K flooring system from Futurist.

FREE for members
$8 for guests

Two taps of Avery beer
Roasted pig on a spit
All kinds of raffle prizes



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The Spot Bouldering Gym is celebrating their recent $180,000 state-of-the-art flooring investment with a Grand Reopening and Welcome Back Bash on August 28th.

The City of Boulder boasts one of the largest and most diverse bouldering communities in the world, and The Spot has been a central aspect of that community for over a decade. Nearly a generation of climbers has trained and competed at The Spot, and their walls have been ascended by many of the world’s best boulderers. As one of the first bouldering-specific facilities in the world, The Spot has earned a continuing reputation as one of the best, with top tier route setting and natural “top out” experiences.

The Spot’s investment improves this historic facility by dramatically increasing falling safety. Owner Dan Howley explains: “Falling is inherent to bouldering, where it’s common to attempt a ‘problem’ dozens, even hundreds of times, before completing it. Because of all these falls, high quality padded flooring is essential, and that’s why we’re excited and proud of this recent investment.”

The new $180,000 flooring was installed by Futurist Climbing, an Albuquerque-based climbing wall consultancy and widely recognized leader in bouldering flooring technology. The flooring system installed at The Spot has been thoroughly tested with falls up to 18 feet, and was made in the U.S.A. by one of North America’s largest athletic mat manufacturers.

The Grand Reopening and Welcome Back Bash celebration begins at 5pm on Wednesday, August 28th. The Spot will be holding a large raffle, serving Avery beer, and roasting a pig, all free for members and only $8 for non-members. This also includes bouldering so climbers can enjoy and help break in the new flooring.

More details about The Spot and the Grand Reopening and Welcome Back Bash can be found at

Scott Rennak
The Spot Marketing
(303) 818-3758 mobile

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