SLACKTOPIA WITH SLACKLINE INDUSTRIES – SAT APR 9TH 7-11P

Slacktopia

Spot partnersSlacktopia was AWESOME! Check out photos here.

Don’t miss this epic slackline extravaganza! Slackline Industries will be rigging slacklines up all over the gym for you to test your abilities, and if you show us that you’ve got some sick moves, you may even get a chance to walk the highline between the Font and Hueco boulders!

All levels of slackers are welcome, and it’s a FREE MEMBER PARTY – members and their guests are free! Non-members are just $10 to get in, so be sure to join us for a party full of music, beer, food, and awesome raffle prizes.

COMING? Join our Facebook event for updates!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1527779284191360/

And mark your calendars for May 4th – our next FREE member party is Summer Jam!

EVOL = LOVE BACKWARDS

EVOL foods

EVOL is love spelled backwards. Their mission is to inspire people to care about where food comes from and how it is produced, by making REAL FOOD that tastes delicious.

The rules of real food:

  1. no antibiotics
  2. no artificials
  3. no GMOs
  4. cage-free eggs.

That’s why we love serving EVOL burritos at our events. And this month new members get two FREE EVOL meals when they signup!

MEET RYAN NEEDLES

3/15/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Ryan Needles

Hometown: Laramie, Wyoming
Hobby: Climbing, Skydiving and Surfing
Music: Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Vacation: Anywhere with a beach
Quote: Try hard, Stay humble
Movie: Anything Sci fi. I also love watching documentaries.
Book: Up Above the World by Paul Bowles, Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Climbing since: 2012

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
I joined the team because everyone that works at the Spot is awesome. It’s a great place to work and climb!

What do you love about working at The Spot?
The community of climbers. Everyone is so friendly and stoked. It motivates me to climb and train more.

Why do you climb?
I climb because I was a gymnast for 12 years so this seemed like a good sport to get into after that. I love the adventure side of being outdoors and exploring new fun climbs. The movement of climbing though is so much fun and unique. Nothing really compares to it.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Still climbing and having fun. Living in Boulder. Done with school and working as a Physical Therapist is the goal!

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Come climb at the Spot! It’s a fun relaxed place to get strong!! Also it’s a great place to find a climbing partner. A lot of my good climbing partners and friends, I’ve met at the gym.

RAB’S FAST & FURIOUS – SAT MAR 5TH – FREE MEMBER PARTY

Rab's Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious partnersFAST & FURIOUS RESULTS

How fast can you climb? Join us for speed routes of all abilities all over The Spot. Finals for the fastest!

Don’t miss Rab’s Fast & Furious, our next FREE member party! Rab athlete Scott Bennett will be there at 9p to share the story and video of his sub-25-minute ascent of the world famous Nake Edge in Eldo. And enjoy speed climbing all over the gym, and of course great food, beer and a raffle! FREE for members and their guest, just $10 for non-members.

COMING? Join our Facebook event for updates!
https://www.facebook.com/events/972404239506454/

And mark your calendars for our next two FREE member parties:

  • April 9th – Slacktopia presented by Slackline Industries
  • May 4th – Summer Jam

FRESHII FOR HEALTHY CONVENIENCE

Freshii

Eat. Energize.

We’ve heard how you LOVE the Freshii wraps at our events recently. It’s not just that they taste amazing, but they’re filled with high-quality healthy ingredients to give your body and performance a boost.

They have lots of other great menu items too, including delicious juices and smoothies, and a Meal Box program that Spot members get 2-for-1 during the month of March!

And Spot members always enjoy 15% off at their shop at 1335 Broadway, just flash your member card! And this month new members get a FREE meal at Freshii!

MEET CASEY NEWMAN

2/20/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Casey Newman

Hometown:  Waterford, CT.  Transplanted to Boulder in ’78.
Hobbies:  Climbing, skiing, hiking, working on my house and building stuff.
Music:  Really almost anything, EVEN some country, but favorites include U2, Santana, Steely Dan, to name a couple.  My iPod is quite a mish-mash of stuff.
Vacation:  Rocks, snow, sand and water.  Just need a place to play.
Quote:  Dog is my co-pilot.
Books:  Recent favorites…The Tiger, Once They Moved Like the Wind, The Wave.
Climbing Since:  1973. OMG, I’m old.

Casey has worked in the outdoor industry for decades, a true “lifer”. He was one of the managers when The Spot first opened in 2002, then left to pursue other endeavors. This time around Casey is re-joining the team as a route setter, a role he’s been in before. We hope you enjoy the CN routes around the gym! We recently caught up with Casey…

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
This is my second time around on the crew.  I’m one of Dan’s partners in the business and was on the original management team in a few different roles for the first five years.  It’s a great business with a really good crew of people who all love working here.  I’m psyched to be able to contribute again and help us grow and get even better at the game.

What do you love about working at The Spot?
When people do what they love, it shows.  The whole outdoor industry is full of folks who follow their passion and make it work.  Plus, I get paid to climb!

Why do you climb?
It’s the most fun, engaging, powerful, life affirming thing I’ve ever encountered.  It’s a lifetime sport (hopefully a long one) that gives you the best relationships you’ll ever have.  Plus it gets you outside and it’s a great workout.  What else do you need?

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Hopefully, with my wife, family, and friends… on a rock or a mountain, in a boat, on a beach, in the woods, on the snow, probably also in the hot tub.  With a beer.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Follow your passion, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, be nice to people (except rude a#$holes), hang out with dogs, they’re good for your outlook and disposition.

DYNORAMA – FEB 6 SAT 7-10P – FREE MEMBER PARTY

PepPod Dynorama Sat Feb 6th

Spot partnersDYNORAMA RESULTS

Ready to dyno? See how far you can huck?

Join us for high-flying fun (even if you just want to watch).

Don’t miss PepPod’s Dynorama, our next FREE member party! Enjoy wild dynos all over the gym, and of course great food, beer and a raffle! FREE for members and their guest, just $10 for non-members.

COMING? Join our Facebook event for updates!

And mark your calendars for our next two FREE member parties:

  • March 5th: Rab’s Fast & Furious (a speed climbing event)
  • April 9th: Slacktopia presented by Slackline Industries

PEPPOD FOR THE BEST YOU

PepPod

Being the best version of you requires energy and focus. That’s why PepPod was created. Their unique formula provides the essential nutrients you need to live life at the speed you want. Just drop, drink and do what you do, only BETTER.

During February new EFT members get a FREE PepPod 10pc tube!

And Spot members always get 33% OFF at www.peppod.com (get the coupon code at the front desk).

MEET LUIS SERRANO BELLIDO

1/18/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Luis Serrano Bellido

Hometown: Jaén, Spain.
Hobby: Climbing, running, reading, playing music, beer.
Music: Rock, blues, reggae, R&B, pop, pretty much everything.
Vacation: South America
Quote: A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison
Movie: Pulp Fiction
Book: The Pillars of the Earth
Climbing since: 1998

Luis Serrano grew up climbing on beautiful Spanish stone. For the past few years he has lived in Washington with his wife, Andrea, where he set at several gyms including Vital Climbing and The Seattle Bouldering Project. After spending part of his summer in Austin, Texas, helping set the pre-opening set for the new Austin Bouldering Project, he moved to Colorado this fall and has been working at The Spot with our setting crew ever since. Luis is a great guy to have around. He is quite strong, with a technical style and an eye for the aesthetic. We’ve loved having Luis on the team and we hope you love his problems!

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
Before moving to CO I had heard very good things about this climbing gym. Knowing that the route setting is world class made me have a lot of interest in working here and learn more about this art.

What do you love about working at The Spot?
The environment in this gym is amazing, really nice people, customers and coworkers. The most important thing to feel good in a work place.

Why do you climb?
If you ask me ¨why do you climb?¨ is like you asking me, “why do you breathe?”

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
This is a really hard question for me. Honestly I don’t know. Maybe Spain, maybe still in the USA, maybe somewhere in central Europe. What I know is that I will be psyched anywhere I am.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
I am very excited to be in a place like this, with great people and with the possibility of setting boulder problems for you! Thank you!

FREE MEMBER PARTY & CAMPUS CONTEST – JAN 16 SAT 7-10P

Free member party and campus contest

Spot partnersSpot members: we appreciate you and want to throw you another party!

Join us on Saturday January 16th from 7-10p for a FREE member party and Campus Contest! Like all great Spot events, we’ll have food, beer, a raffle and more! FREE for members and their guests, just $10 for non-members.

CAMPUS CONTEST RESULTS

Varied footless challenges.
Easy to hard.
Timed finals.
Glory to the champion!
Will YOU be there?