THE GUN SHOW – USA CLIMBING & MEMBER COMP – SAT SEP 24TH

The Gun Show at The Spot

Spot partnersIt’s time for The Gun Show and our annual USAC Bouldering comp and you want to be there! We’ve been hosting these events since we opened our doors, and they’re always a blast for ALL abilities and ages. Try your hand at 50 brand-spankin-new boulder problems set for your enjoyment. And if you make the cut you’ll get to compete in finals with a chance to win some of the $500 cash purse! And of course each session enjoys food and drinks (Avery beer for 21+) and a HUGE raffle featuring an Asana crashpad, La Sportiva shoes, Rab jacket, Zeal sunglasses, and more!

USAC YOUTH RESULTS

GUN SHOW RESULTS

USA CLIMBING COMP SCHEDULE
9:00 doors open for youth
10:00 youth USAC C/D start
12:00 youth USAC A/B/Jr start
12:00 food served
1:00 youth USAC C/D end
3:00 youth USAC A/B/Jr end
Youth raffle shortly after end

USAC COMPETITION ENTRANCE FEES
$45* for USAC Local registration (become a USAC Member or pay our reg fee plus the additional non-USAC member “$10 Day member” fee; either which should be done directly through USAC before you arrive.)
$0 for USAC Local spectators (but limited to one parent per child in the gym)
*Add $5 for registration on the day of the event (save $5 by pre-registering online)

RAFFLE TICKTS (must be present to win):
1 free upon pickup IF YOU PRE-REG
1 free when you turn in your scorecard
additional .. 1 for $2 or 3 for $5 (15 for $20)

NOTE FOR TOP USAC YOUTH COMPETITORS: you may establish your USAC score during The Gun Show but you must register for the earlier USAC Local. To be eligible for finals all competitors must compete during in The Gun Show.

THE GUN SHOW SCHEDULE
4:00 doors open
5:00 climbing starts
6:30 food served
8:00 climbing ends
Finals and raffle to follow

GUN SHOW ENTRANCE FEES
$20* for The Gun Show competitors that are Spot members (evening only)
$30* for The Gun Show competitors (evening only)
$10* for spectators at The Gun Show
$2 raffle tickets or 3 for $5
*Add $5 for registration on the day of the event (save $5 by pre-registering online)

RAFFLE TICKTS (must be present to win):
1 free upon pickup IF YOU PRE-REG
1 free when you turn in your scorecard (2 if you’re a Spot Member!)
additional .. 1 for $2 or 3 for $5 (15 for $20)

THE GYM WILL BE CLOSED to general climbing both the day of the event and the day prior. Spot Members are able to climb for free those days at the Boulder Rock Club (thanks BRC friends!).

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY

MEET AMY OSTROWSKI

8/8/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Amy Ostrowski

Hometown: Woodland Park, CO
Hobbies: 
Slacklining, Climbing, Digital Painting, Video Games
Music:
Mostly chill electronic but a little of everything too!
Vacation: Thailand. I dream of deep water soloing in Railay.
Movie: 
The Back to the Future trilogy
Book: 
Rock Warrior’s Way
Quote: 
“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”
Climbing since: 
2013

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
My first time ever climbing was at The Spot and I fell in love with not only climbing itself but the community and atmosphere of The Spot as well. It’s one of my all-time favorite places!

What do you love about working at The Spot so far?
My coworkers. Each and every one of them is an adventurer in their own way and I love coming back to work from the weekend and hearing their awesome stories.

Why do you climb?
Climbing for me (and probably many others) is a competition with my past self and no one else. I’m always striving to grow stronger both physically and mentally, achieve my goals, and overcome obstacles. Right now, fear is my biggest obstacle in climbing but I’m working hard to build that mental fortitude. I know that all of the work I put in will help me in other aspects of my life as well.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
I have yet to travel out of the country, so I hope to have visited many new places by five years from now and be back in my homeland of Colorado. I feel incredibly fortunate to have lived my whole life here and I think that will always bring me back!

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Climb safe!! Everything can change for you in one single instant. Double-check everything!

ASANA CRASHPAD RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE

Asana Crashpad Rentals at The Spot

We are really excited – we just refreshed our rental crashpads with BRAND NEW pads from Asana!

LEARN MORE & RESERVE YOURS HERE

WELCOME BACK BASH + PARKOUR JAM 2 ON WED AUG 24TH 5-10PM

2016 Welcome Back Bash and Parkour Jam 2

Spot partnersDon’t miss Welcome Back Bash! It’s our annual party to welcome students and climbers back to Boulder after a fun summer, and it’s always a blast! And it’s FREE TO EVERYONE so bring your friends!!

This year we’ve invited our friends at APEX Movement to stage Parkour Jam II. You’ll have a chance to try some parkour moves in and out of the gym, and then at 8pm the pros will be throwing down on a full course. Check out the video from last time when they literally jumped out of our office windows:

Parkour Jam window jump

On top of that we’ve got a full line-up for YOU:

  • First 150 members get limited edition Spot patch (see below, BMR can even heat press it onto your gear that night) as well as a free taco from McDevitt Taco Supply!
  • Huge shoe demo (at least La Sportiva, Scarpa, Red Chili, Tenaya, Evolv) so you can pick out the perfect shoe for fall sending!
  • Vendor village with great deals on partner stuff so bring some cash!
  • Free cold beverages from Avery Brewing and Upstart Kombucha
  • Tacos for sale from McDevitt as well as goodies from Clif Bar and Boulder Ice Cream
  • Screaming deal on memberships available only that night
  • Door raffle with great stuff from our partners
  • Great bouldering, music and vibe like always at The Spot!

DID WE MENTION THIS IS FREE FOR EVERYONE?
Bring your friends!!

Spot patchWe’re excited to have Boulder Mountain Repair onsite to heat press our limited edition 2″ Spot patches onto our member’s gear at the event! The item you bring for the patch should be clean and both sides need to be pressed. This will not work well on insulated jackets, shoes, or anything with a smooth nylon finish (many backpacks). Works great on porous fabrics, most pants and shirts, chalkbags, cotton/poly. For long-term placement we recommend adding some stitches around the patch when you get home, or take it to BMR and they’ll do it for you!

MEET HUNTER DAMIANI

5/7/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Hunter Damiani

Hometown: Melbourne Beach, Florida
Hobby: Art, although luckily I get to call it a profession too.
Music: Grateful Dead particularly 1969 and 90’s Hip-Hop
Vacation: Somewhere new, anywhere with rocks… I’m not picky as long as I can climb I’d be psyched! Still never been to Hueco… if you are going this winter let me know.
Quote: “Goonies Never Say Die”
Movie: The Goonies
Book: “Food of the Gods” Terence McKenna
Climbing since: 2001

Hunter has been part of The Spot’s family for many years as our #1 tape artist at Psychedelia (check out his creation from Psych ’16). He’s also a badass boulderer with double-digit FAs across the region. So we feel fortunate that he formally joined The Spot’s staff as a member of the setting team. If you dig the new “HD” problems let him know!

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
I have been climbing at the Spot since I moved to Colorado in 2005 and since then I have been creating tape art for “Psychedelia” and volunteering… I have always felt like part of the team, happy to make it official!

What do you love about working at The Spot?
Working at the Spot is spending time with friends and climbing… plenty of goofing off and great times to be had. I have such a great time every day I “work” that it’s hard to even call it a job. I love it here. Plus I get to be creative on the wall… it’s like painting with movement.

Why do you climb?
I don’t know really why but ever since day one I was hooked…. there was no stopping it.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Continuing what I am doing today…more art, more climbing and hopefully lots of more traveling around the world to develop new climbing. Just living, I’m not too worried about the future because no matter what it will come.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Always do what you love, except no other lifestyle… it will be over before you know it, so you better enjoy it now.

CELEBRATE NATURE – THU AUG 18TH 6-10PM – WITH ARON RALSTON

Celebrate Nature - Thu Aug 18th - Aron Ralston

Join the Conservancy’s staff and Young Professionals Group “The 13ers” to celebrate our 50 years of conservation in Colorado and help us shape the next 50!

With special guest Aron Ralston,
avid outdoorsman, author, and motivational speaker.

Food, drinks, climbing & friendship provided!

TICKETS & REGISTRATION

  • FREE for TNC members
  • $13 nonmembers -> register here
  • $5 at-the-door donation for members of The Spot

More info on the Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1724120064495093/

NOTE TO SPOT CUSTOMERS: We will be closing the gym to the public at 6pm, but it’s only $5 for Spot members and $13 for others to join the party, so join the party!

ARC’TERYX ATHLETE JESSE HUEY – THU JUL 7TH 6-9P – BCC FUNDRAISER

Jesse Huey at The Spot Thu Jul 7th

Don’t miss Jesse Huey next Thursday at The Spot! He’ll be climbing and sharing multimedia and stories from his ascent of the testpiece Slovak Route on Denali. The show is FREE and for just $10 you’ll get beer (21+ only) and raffle ticket and all proceeds go to Boulder Climbing Community. Thanks so much to Arc’teryx and Moosejaw Mountaineering for setting this up, it will be fun! First 30 people to RSVP to lloyd@moosejaw.com get free bouldering day pass, free beer (21+ only) and raffle ticket, and free VIP goodie bag!

Jesse Huey at The Spot on Thu July 7th

MEET JEFFREY MCCALLISTER

5/4/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Jeffrey McCallister

Hometown: Longwood, Florida
Hobby: Bouldering, Esports
Music: Drum and bass, rap, electronic
Vacation: Korea
Quote: The best climber in the world is the one having the most fun.
Movie: 12 Angry Men
Book: A Song of Ice and Fire series
Climbing since: October 2011

Jeff is a strong young climber you’ve probably seen hanging around The Spot climbing all the problems. He’s a recent Florida transplant and cut his teeth setting at Aiguille under the illustrious Mark Mercer. Now we’re lucky enough to have Jeff bringing his unique perspective and friendly attitude to our team at The Spot. We’re psyched to have him on board!

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
I love the atmosphere, the community, and the big holds. I like to set things people will enjoy doing day after day.

What do you love about working at The Spot?
I love being at the spot in general so being able to do it as a job is like a dream come true.

Why do you climb?
I climb because I love pushing myself physically and I love problem solving. I climb to improve myself.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Travelling the world, crushing boulders.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
I’ve been told I look unapproachable, but I just don’t want to bother people. Don’t be afraid to ask me anything!

SUMMER JAM IS WED MAY 4TH

Summer Jam

Summer Jam partnersDon’t miss our annual summer kickoff party! We’ll have awesome bouldering, food, drinks and raffle like every FREE member event! Guests of members are also FREE, regular day price for all others.

ENJOY TASTY FOOD & DRINKS
Spot Burgers – EVOL burritos – Freshii wraps – Avery beers – PepPod – Upstart Kombucha – Boulder Ice Cream

TRY ON SHOES FOR SUMMER SENDING
La Sportiva – Scarpa – Evolv – Five Ten – Tenaya – Butora – Mad Rock – Red Chili

BRING CASH FOR GREAT DEALS
Rab – adidas Outdoor – Nite Ize – Asana – Moosejaw – Colorado Nutrition – Rally Sport – Slackline Industries – Yoga Pod – Rock & Resole

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!