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DON’T MISS SBSX DYNO MITE ON SAT FEB 7TH

SBSX Dyno Mite on Sat Feb 7th

SBSX Season PartnersREGISTER TODAY!

The last stop of SBSX is our high-flying Dyno Mite! Come test yourself on all-new comp problems and watch the best dynoists around huck huge monster dynos, enjoy EVOL burritos, Avery beer, a pro final with Kingdom & Pusher holds, and an enormous $5000+ raffle.

COMPETITORS & SPECTATORS:
Competitors $30
Spectators $10 (no cost for youth comp spectators)
Raffle tickets $2 each or 3 for $5
Register today!

Schedule
11:00 AM – Doors open for Youth
12:00 PM – Youth start
1:00 PM – Food served
3:00 PM – Youth end
3:00 PM – Youth raffle
4:00 PM – Doors open for Adults
5:00 PM – Adult start
6:30 PM – Food and Avery beer served
8:00 PM – Adult end
8:00 PM – Dyno comp
Finals to follow
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 Boulder Rock Club (thanks BRC 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!

TOP PARTNERS
adidas OutdoorAveryEVOL FoodsHungryBuffsLaSportivaPepPodRabRevolution Skoop

PARTNERS
APEX MovementClif BarCrimp ChimpsEaston Training Center –  Max Muscle BoulderNite IzeOlmec ApparelRally Sport Health & FitnessSender FilmsSlackline IndustriesSmith OpticsThe Balm BombTrainingbeta.comYoga Pod

CLIMBING HOLDS PROVIDED BY
ElementENIXGroperzKilterKingdomPURPusherUrban Plastix

GET FIT & HEALTHY IN 2015 WITH A DISCOUNTED SPOT MEMBERSHIP!

get fit and healthy in 2015 with Spot and Skoop

Right now new EFT members get their choice of:

  • $30 first full month
  • -or- FREE one hour private lesson

They’ll also get to walk away with a FREE Skoop A-Game 5-Day Challenge!

Just drop by The Spot to signup!

Offers limited to first 100 new members.

DOMINATING 4 SPOTS: NEW 4-WEEK WORKSHOP IN FEBRUARY

Dominating 4 Spots

Our new 4 week workshop series that will improve your skills, teach you training techniques, and help you with the mind games that it takes to dominate problems in the 4 spot grade range. This is a one hour workshop.

Spot coach Shannon Forsman

Instructed by Spot coach Shannon Forsman. Shannon has been one of our top coaches for many years and spent 2014 teaching her popular Dynamic Movement and Techniques for 4 Spot member workshops.

Join her every Wednesday night at 7p in February for only $50!

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SBSX HIGHBALLS & HIGHLINES RESULTS + PHOTOS

SBSX Highballs & Highlines on Sat Dec 13th

SBSX Season PartnersUNOFFICIAL RESULTS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS
PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK

The next epic stop of SBSX is our famous Highlines & Highballs Comp. Come test yourself on all-new comp problems and watch awesome performers from Slackline Industries hang it out on the once-a-year highline between the Font and Hueco boulders while enjoying food from Hungry Buffs, Avery beer, a pro final, and our incredible $5000+ raffle.

COMPETITORS & SPECTATORS:
Competitors $30
Spectators $10 (no cost for youth comp spectators)
Raffle tickets $2 each or 3 for $5

Schedule
9:00 AM – Doors open for Youth
10:00 AM – Youth C/D start
12:00 PM – Youth Jr/A/B start
1:00 PM – Food served
1:00 PM – Youth C/D end
3:00 PM – Youth Jr/A/B end
3:00 PM – Youth raffle
4:00 PM – Doors open for Adults
5:00 PM – Adult start
6:30 PM – Food and Avery beer served
8:00 PM – Adult end
8:00 PM – Highline demo from Slackline Industries
9:00 PM – Finals
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 Boulder Rock Club (thanks BRC 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!

TOP PARTNERS
adidas OutdoorAveryEVOL FoodsHungryBuffsLaSportivaPepPodRabRevolution Skoop

PARTNERS
APEX MovementClif BarCrimp ChimpsEaston Training Center –  Max Muscle BoulderNite IzeOlmec ApparelRally Sport Health & FitnessSender FilmsSlackline IndustriesSmith OpticsThe Balm BombTrainingbeta.comYoga Pod

CLIMBING HOLDS PROVIDED BY
ElementENIXGroperzKilterKingdomPURPusherUrban Plastix

MEET OUR NEW HEAD COACH ALEX STIGER

Alex Stiger

Alex began climbing at 16 in Texas, moved to Boulder at 20, and was an integral part of our staff here at The Spot for several years. After leaving to pursue a professional career outside of climbing, she realized that climbing and training are her main passion in life and recommitted herself to climbing not only as an activity but also as her career.

Alex brings years of training, fitness, and competitive experience to her new position. In addition to climbing competitively, she’s been a competitive chess player since the age of 14 and also practices and competes in dancing. She is an avid consumer of all the latest climbing and training literature and has designed our curriculum based on the knowledge she has gleaned from her studies and from fellow coaches and trainers. Alex is extremely excited to bring her knowledge to The Spot team to help climbers of all ages and abilities achieve their potential and have fun doing it.

Hometown: Killeen, Texas
Hobbies: Chess, Breakdancing
Music: Almost everything
Vacation: Anywhere I travel to for climbing, chess, or dancing. My favorite climbing destinations so far are The Red River Gorge, KY and Bishop, CA.
Movie: Spirited Away
Book: Chess Books
Quote: “To give the maximum effort at the precise moment it is needed. This is power.” – Fred Nicole
Climbing since: I first went climbing when I was 15 years old while on a chess cruise to Alaska, one of the “not chess day” options was the climbing wall.

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
When I decided to move to Boulder from Texas in 2009, my goal was to work at the Spot. The Spot has become my family away from home for the 3+ years I have been part of the team.

What do you love about working at The Spot so far?
Being immersed in climbing culture. The Spot represents Bouldering from the inside out.

Why do you climb?
Why I started to climb was because I thought it was a fun way to get super fit, achieve goals and make friends. I am still climbing because somewhere along the way I became a climber and can’t imagine ever doing anything else.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
5 years from now, I hope to still be Head Coach at the Spot, have climbed V10, 5.13+, and be a chess master.

*FREE* MEMBER WORKOUTS, WORKSHOPS & BODYWORK

FREE workshops

Ready to take your bouldering to the next level?

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

You’ve been asking for workouts and skills classes, and we’ve answered your call! We now host a bunch of great FREE member workouts, workshops, and bodywork sessions every month.

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 ONLY $5 (plus day pass), and there is a max of 10 participants for most workshops, so be there on time to register!

Check out our full calendar of everything happening at The Spot including these FREE member workouts, workshops and bodywork sessions.

JANUARY 2015 - STRENGTH WORKOUTS

Alex Stiger CLIMBING+CONDITIONING WORKOUT
Get stronger and more fit with a mix of exercises and climbing drills focusing on fingers, hands and arms.
Presented by Spot head coach Alex Stiger
Every Tuesday at 7p
Target: 3 to 5 spot climbers
Core Conditioning with Gerett Burl CORE+CONDITIONING WORKOUT
Get stronger and more fit with a mix of conditioning exercises that focuses on your core.
Presented by Gerett Burl, former CU cornerback and Certified Personal Trainer at Rally Sport
Every Thursday at 7p
Target: 1 to 5 spot climbers
Eric Chastang “ANTAGONIST” WORKOUT
Get stronger and more fit 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 1/19 at 7p
Target: 1 to 5 spot climbers

JANUARY 2015 - CLIMBING SKILLS WORKSHOPS

System Board Tips with David Powell SYSTEM BOARD TIPS
A system board training workshop guaranteed to get you pulling harder. Start your New Year with progression!
Presented by training guru David Powell
Wed 1/14 at 7p
Target: 1 to 5 spot climbers
 Peter Beal TRAINING FOR 5 SPOTS
Learn training strategies for breaking into 5 spots including self assessment, training tools & strategy, and projecting.
Presented by bouldering and training guru Peter Beal
Wed 1/21 at 7p
Target: 3 to 5 spot climbers
Shannon Forsman DOMINATING 4 SPOTSCOMING IN FEBRUARY
This four part series will improve your skills, teach you training techniques, and help you with the mind games that it takes to dominate problems in the 4 spot grade range.
Presented by Spot coach Shannon Forsman
Every Wed in Feb at 7p
Target: 2 to 4 spot climbers

JANUARY 2015 - 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 Sarah Pancoast on Fri 1/23 at 7p
With Ryan Morris on Wed 1/28 at 7p

JANUARY 2015 – PARTNER SKILLS WORKSHOPS

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 1/17 at 12:30p

SBSX PSYCHEDELIA RESULTS, PHOTOS & VIDEO POSTED!

SBSX Psychedelia on 10/25/14

SBSX Season PartnersUNOFFICIAL RESULTS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS
PHOTOS & VIDEO ON FACEBOOK

This glow-in-the-dark, blacklight event is well-known as one of the biggest and best indoor climbing events around! Hundreds of climbers dress up for our party/bouldering comp filled with wild decor and twisted problems with all manner of special features. We’ve done trampolines, rope swings, slides, hanging toxic waste barrels… who knows what we’ll come up with this year? With fire dancers, tape art from local artists, a huge raffle, beer, food, a legendary costume contest, and much more, this is not your traditional comp!

This year’s Psychedelia is presented by LaSportiva! We will be awarding the best dressed girl, boy, woman and man a FREE pair of LaSportiva shoes!

Still costume planning? Read these great tips and tricks for your Psychedelia costume by our head route setter Jackie Hueftle.

Check out media from past events:
Psychedelia 2013 photos
Psychedelia 2012 photos
Psychedelia 2011 photos and video
Psychedelia 2009 video
Psychedelia 2007 video
Psychedelia 2005 video

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS
PHOTOS & VIDEO ON FACEBOOK

Competitors $40
Spectators $20 (no cost for youth comp spectators)
Raffle tickets $2 each or 3 for $5

Schedule
9:00 AM – Doors open for Youth
10:00 AM – Youth C/D start
12:00 PM – Youth Jr/A/B start
1:00 PM – Food served
1:00 PM – Youth C/D end
3:00 PM – Youth Jr/A/B end
3:00 PM – Youth raffle
5:00 PM – Doors open for Adults
6:00 PM – Adult start
7:30 PM – Food and Avery beer served
9:00 PM – Adult end
9:00 PM – Costume contest
10:00 PM – Finals
Raffle to follow

Note for youth competitors & spectators: this event sells out and due to our capacity we are asking each youth competitor to only bring in one spectator each. In addition, we will not be able to admit you to the adult session of Psychedelia. However, we will have a costume contest, fire dancers and huge raffle for the youth session. And at 9:45pm youth competitors (not spectators) will be invited to watch the adult finals AS ABLE, IF SPACE ALLOWS. Thanks in advance for your understanding. If you want to guarantee entrance to the adult Psychedelia please purchase an additional adult spectator pass.

Note: the gym will be closed to general climbing both the day of the event and the two days prior. Members are able to climb for free those days at the Boulder Rock Club (thanks BRC 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!

TOP PARTNERS
adidas OutdoorAveryEVOL FoodsHungryBuffsLaSportivaPepPodRabRevolution Skoop

PARTNERS
APEX MovementClif BarCrimp ChimpsEaston Training CenterMax Muscle BoulderNite IzeOlmec ApparelRally Sport Health & FitnessSender FilmsSlackline IndustriesSmith OpticsThe Balm BombTrainingbeta.comYoga Pod

CLIMBING HOLDS PROVIDED BY
ElementENIXGroperzKilterKingdomPURPusherUrban Plastix

SBSX PARKOUR JAM WAS EPIC! RESULTS + PHOTOS + VIDEO POSTED!

SBSX Parkour Jam on Sat 9/27

SBSX Season PartnersYouth Results
Adult Results
Photos
Video

Competition #1 of the 10th season of the Spot Bouldering Series is almost upon us! ABS sanctioned Parkour Jam will feature all your favorite aspects of Spot comps – food (thanks EVOL Foods and Hungrybuffs.com), beer (thanks Avery), lemonade, a huge raffle (thanks partners!!), music, a special event, and 50 new boulder problems plus 2 open finals where you can watch the top 6 men and women battle it out.

Being our 10th season, this year we wanted to start things off with a bang! Or maybe a jump. So we convinced our friends at APEX Movement to send over some of their top pro traceurs to put on a show unlike any we’ve had before! These are among the best parkour practitioners in the world!

Competitors:
$30 (plus $5 if you are not an ABS member) – register online here
Spectators:
$10 (only for adult comp, no charge for youth comp spectators)
Raffle tickets:
$2 each or 3 for $5

Schedule
9:00 doors open for youth
10:00 youth C/D start
12:00 youth A/B/Jr start
12:00 Evol burritos served
1:00 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
APEX parkour event shortly after
Finals and then 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 Boulder Rock Club (thanks BRC friends!).

COLLEGE OUTSIDE FEST BOULDER IS ON SAT 11/15

College Outside FEST Boulder on Sat Nov 15th

College Outside FEST is coming to The Spot on Saturday November 15th for an epic event! It will be a day filled with hiking trips, trail runs, climbing clinics, slack lining, as well as workshops and chances to win awesome swag from only the coolest brands!! You don’t want to miss out on this day full of shenanigans that ends with an awesome backlight bouldering party complete with free food, drinks, and a screening of Exposure Vol.2!

Tickets are available via the link below! Bring your friends, your roommate, your outing club, or anyone who hasn’t yet had the pportunity to fall in love with the outdoors!!

Ready to register? Want to learn more? Check out the College Outside website for more:
www.collegeoutside.com/events

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!