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FREE workshops

Ready to take your bouldering to the next level?

Join us at The Spot’s EXPANDED FREE member workshops and bodywork sessions, and learn the skills you need to boulder better!

You’ve been asking for skills classes, and we’ve answered your call! We now host a bunch of great FREE member workshops, workouts and bodywork sessions every month. Each has a different focus, so over the course of the season you’ll gain a wide range of skills to make you a better boulderer!

NEW TOPICS THIS MONTH
> Conditioning Workout (10/6 & 10/20)
> Training for 5 Spots (10/14)
> Intro Techniques (10/16 & 10/30)
> Techniques for 4 Spots (10/21)
> Spotting & Falling (10/29)
> LOTS more Drop-In Massage (every Mon & Thu night!)

Registration opens at the front desk one hour before each session begins and is first come first served. They are FREE for members, guests are invited for $10 (plus day pass), and there is a max of 10 participants for most workshops, so be there on time to register!

L1 = introductory/basic
L2 = intermediate/advanced

2014 October calendar at The Spot

OCTOBER 2014 - CLIMBING SKILLS

Jackie Hueftle FOOTWORK & BALANCE
Climb more efficiently with good edging, smearing, matching, hip positioning, and more.
Presented by Jackie Hueftle, coach & head setter at The Spot
L2: Thu 10/9 at 5:30p
Peter Beal TRAINING FOR 5 SPOTS
Learn training strategies for breaking into 5 spots including self assessment, training tools & strategy, and projecting.
Presented by Peter Beal, popular blogger and author of The Bouldering Book
Tue 10/14 at 7p
Kevin Cuckovich HANGBOARD TIPS
Improve your grip and contact strength through effective hangboard use.
Presented by Kevin Cuckovich, setter at The Spot
Wed 10/15 at 5:30p
Melesa Rennak INTRO TECHNIQUES
Learn introductory techniques to improve your bouldering including footwork, hold gripping and using momentum.
Presented by Melesa Rennak, coach at The Spot
Thu 10/16 at 5:30p
Thu 10/30 at 5:30p
Shannon Forsman TECHNIQUES FOR 4 SPOTS
Learn climbing techniques for breaking into 4 spots including projecting strategies, body positioning and using difficult holds.
Presented by Shannon Forsman, coach at The Spot
Tue 10/21 at 7p
Shannon Forsman DYNAMIC MOVEMENT
Save energy and pass reachy cruxes with deadpoints, dynos, and harnessing momentum.
Presented by Shannon Forsman, coach at The Spot
L1: Tue 10/28 7p
Spotting and falling SPOTTING & FALLING
Learn proper techniques for spotting and falling at The Spot to minimize injury and maximize fun.
Presented by coaches at The Spot
Wed 10/29 at 5:30p

OCTOBER 2014 - STRENGTH WORKOUTS

Gerett Burl CORE STRENGTH
A core strength workout with a focus on breathing while engaging practically every muscle in your torso.
Presented by Gerett Burl, former CU cornerback and Certified Personal Trainer at Rally Sport
Every Wed 7p
Eric Chastang CONDITIONING WORKOUT
Get stronger and fitter with a mix of exercises with a focus on antagonist muscles to avoid imbalances and minimize injuries.
Presented by Eric Chastang, Certified Personal Trainer
Mon 10/6 at 5:30p
Mon 10/20 at 5:30p
Alex Stiger WOMEN’S CONDITIONING WORKOUT
Get stronger and fitter with a mix of exercises and climbing drills in a supportive environment for women.
Presented by Alex Stiger, coach at The Spot
Mon 10/13 at 5:30p
Mon 10/27 at 5:30p

OCTOBER 2014 - BODYWORK SESSIONS

Shaun Garin DROP-IN MASSAGE
Work on those aches & pains while learning better self-care. Five 15-minute slots.
With Terry Chiropractic every Mon at 7p
With Forrest King on Thu 10/2 at 7p
With Emilia Vasquez on Fri 10/3 7p
With Sarah Pancoast on Thu 10/16 7p
With Ryan Morris on Thu 10/30 at 7p
Thomas Gilliford DROP-IN ROLFING
Work on those aches & pains while learning better posture. Five 15-minute slots.
With Thomas Gilliford, Certified Rolfer
Thu 10/9 at 7p

OCTOBER 2014 – PARTNER SKILLS

Amos Rendao PARKOUR UKEMI (ART OF FALLING)
Land better by learning a set of reactions for falling onto any surface type, indoors or out.
Presented by pro instructors at APEX Movement.
Tue 10/7 at 7p
Heather Larsen SLACKLINING
Gain confidence and learn the basics of walking that thin line.
Presented by pro instructors at Slackline Industries.
Wed 10/8 at 5:30p
Wed 10/22 at 5:30p
Kickboxing KICKBOXING
Learn hand positions, weight shifting, and effective striking with feet, fists and knees.
Presented by pro instructors at Easton Training Center
HOSTED AT EASTON TRAINING CENTER
Sat 10/18 at 12:30p

THANKS FOR COMING TO WELCOME BACK BASH!

2014 Welcome Back Bash

You joined us, and it was another great Spot party! Despite the rain, APEX and Gibbon both had great demos. Thanks for coming! Don’t miss our next party on Saturday, September 27th: SBSX Parkour Jam!

Who doesn’t need a good reason to party? Our annual Welcome Back Bash is a celebration of the season and a show of appreciation for our members. And this year’s WBB is a showcase of what’s to come in the 10th season of The Spot Bouldering Series: parkour and slacklining!

We’ve partnered with APEX Movement and Gibbon Slacklines to bring you an amateur parkour course and slacklines for play in addition to climbing, a HUGE $4000 raffle, burritos from EVOL Foods, pizza and subs from HungryBuffs, lemonade, and beer from Avery. And BRING EXTRA CASH for membership and comp package deals we’ll be offering that day!

When: Wednesday, August 27th, 5-8p
Where: In and around The Spot
Cost: FREE for members, only $8 for guests (includes climbing & the rest!)
Who: You and your friends!

And a giant THANKS to our season partners below. Look them over, get to know them, and buy from them when you can. These businesses support what you do, so support them!

Season partners

TOP PARTNERS
Avery - EVOL Foods - HungryBuffs - LaSportiva - PepPod -Rab -Skoop

PARTNERS
adidas Outdoor - APEX Movement - Clif Bar - Crimp Chimps - Easton Training Center - Gibbon Slacklines - Max Muscle Boulder - Olmec Apparel -Rally Sport Health & Fitness - Revolution Climbing - Sender Films - Smith Optics - The Balm Bomb - Trainingbeta.com - Yoga Pod

(AND an extra special thanks to Justache Sikkema, GM and instructor at APEX, for letting us use the super cool parkour photo above, even though we callously missed including his name on the printouts. Sorry, and thanks Justache!)

JOIN US ON AUGUST 27th FOR ANOTHER GREAT SPOT PARTY!

JOE’S VALLEY FUNDRAISER – OVER $3600 RAISED!

Wednesday July 30th: Joes Valley Fundraiser at The Spot

JOE’S VALLEY NEEDS YOUR CASH!
Step Up CO, Let’s Help UT Pay For The Pottys

The event went great and we raised over $3600!
CLICK HERE FOR THE WINNERS OF THE EXTENDED RAFFLE

Have you ever climbed at Joe’s? How about any of your friends?

Being one of the most popular bouldering areas in the U.S., Joe’s Valley receives many thousands of climber visits every year. To service all the human waste that comes from those visitors there are just two port-a-pottys. For the past six years the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance has paid up to $2,500 each year to maintain them. There also is a push to install a permanent toilet, and the process begins with a $13,000 land assessment. To pull all that off this year, we still need to raise $4,600. Since Colorado climbers are a large percentage of the traffic at Joe’s, it’s time for us to step up and help out. That’s why the Boulder Climbing Community spear-headed this event.

And that’s where YOU come in.

To help, all you need to do is join us at The Spot the evening of Wednesday, July 30th. We will be hosting a huge outdoor gear sale as well as multimedia presentations from Jason Kehl, Jon Glassberg (Louder Than 11), Peter Beal and others. For a modest entrance fee you’ll get drinks (Avery beer or lemonade), food (burrito or pizza), a raffle ticket (over $5,000 of stuff!) and that great feeling inside knowing you helped out.

PLANNING TO ATTEND? TELL US ON FACEBOOK!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1452479351670407

WHEN: Wednesday July 30th, doors open at 7pm
WHERE: The parking lot behind The Spot (east side)
COST: $12 includes drinks, food, raffle ticket! $20 includes Spot day pass!
WHO: You and all your friends!

Don’t forget to bring chairs, blankets or crashpads for seating in a parking lot.

AND BRING EXTRA CASH to help Joe’s! Only $20 gets you an “arms length” of extra raffle tickets to increase your odds in the $5000 raffle! And we’re hosting a HUGE gear sale (10% of all sales go to Joes!):

  • BRING YOUR OWN GEAR TO SELL! 10% goes to Joes! Bring your used gear (with your name and prices on each piece if possible) and we’ll put it on the table and try to sell it for you. Doors open for gear consignors at 6p and it is advised to arrive early before main doors open at 7p.
  • GEAR Movement is offering 70% off MSRP on tons of Mammut gear and more
  • Wilderness Exchange will be offering deals on a bunch of great inventory
  • Others… contact us if you want to show up with a table to sell stuff!

DID WE MENTION THE JOE’S THEME MINI COMP? Our ace setters will present you with a handful of problems modeled after actual classic Joe’s Valley boulder problems. For $5 you get to enter the mini comp, and for every problem you send you’ll get an entry in a raffle for a pair of LaSportiva shoes! Best of all, the cash all goes to Joe’s!

sponsorsThis event is the inaugural fundraiser and event for the Boulder Climbing Community, and is a joint effort with Salt Lake Climbers Alliance, Access Fund, American Alpine Club. And thanks so much to our sponsors:

TOP SPONSORS
adidas Outdoor
Avery Brewing
Earth Treks Climbing Centers
EVOL Foods
GEAR Movement
Hungrybuffs.com
LaSportiva
The Spot Bouldering Gym

SPONSORS
ABC KidsAPEX MovementBoulder Rock ClubCityROCK Climbing CenterClif BarCrimp ChimpsCryptoChildDenver Bouldering ClubEaston Training CenterEvolvLouder Than 11Max Muscle BoulderMiramont Lifestyle FitnessMovement Climbing + FitnessNeptune MountaineeringOlmec ApparelOrganic ClimbingPepPodPetzlPURE Bouldering GymRabRally Sport Health & FitnessRevolution ClimbingSender FilmsSkoopSmith OpticsSport Climbing CenterThe Balm BombTrainingbeta.comWilderness Exchange UnlimitedYoga Pod

PLANNING TO ATTEND? TELL US ON FACEBOOK!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1452479351670407

Join us on July 30th to help raise cash for Joe’s Valley!