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SUMMER JAM – WED MAY 7TH 5-8P

Summer Jam 2014

Don’t miss Summer Jam, our customer appreciation kickoff to your summer adventures!

FREE for members
$17 for guests (includes climbing, refreshments & activities)

ON SALE AT SUMMER JAM
Our summer 3-month membership for only $150! Includes all rights and privileges of full EFT or annual PIF members.

GET THE RIGHT SHOE FOR YOUR SUMMER SENDING…
Do more than try on shoes… give them a whirl on our walls! And if you demo a shoe from each brand, you’ll be entered to win a FREE pair!

Shoe Demo

*FREE* MEMBER WORKSHOPS

free member workshops

Ready to take your bouldering to the next level?

Join us at The Spot’s new *FREE* member workshops (and bodywork session), and learn the skills you need to boulder better!

Registration opens at the front desk one hour before each workshop begins and is first come first served. They are FREE for members, guests are invited for $10 (does not include 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

APRIL SCHEDULE

Gerett Burl CORE STRENGTH L1
every Wednesday, 7:00-8:00pm
Presented by Gerett Burl, Trainer at Rally Sport
A core strength workout to fill in some of those gaps you may be missing when only climbing.
Shannon Forsman DYNAMIC MOVEMENT L2
Tuesday, April 1st, 7:00-8:00pm
Presented by Shannon Forsman, Coach at The Spot

Save energy and pass reachy cruxes with deadpoints, dynos, and harnessing momentum.
Jackie Hueftle FOOTWORK & BALANCE L1
Tuesday, April 8th, 7:00-8:00pm
Presented by Jackie Hueftle, Head Route Setter & Coach at The Spot

Climb more efficiently with good edging, smearing, matching, hip positioning, and more.
Thomas Gilliford DROP-IN ROLFING
Thursday, April 10th, 7:00-8:45pm
With Thomas Gilliford, Certified Rolfer

Work on those aches & pains while learning better posture. Five 15-minute slots.
Andy Hansen ROUTE READING L1
Tuesday, April 15th, 7:00-8:00pm
Presented by Andy Hansen, Coach at The Spot & AMGA certified guide

Increase chances of success by planning moves, finding rests, identifying cruxes, and more.
Amos Rendao UKEMI (ART OF FALLING) L1
Thursday, April 17th, 7:00-8:00pm
Presented by Amos Rendao, Owner, GM, & Head Instructor at APEX Movement

Land better by learning a set of reactions for falling onto any surface type, indoors or out.
Shannon Forsman DYNAMIC MOVEMENT L1
Tuesday, April 22nd, 7:00-8:00pm
Presented by Shannon Forsman, Coach at The Spot

Save energy and pass reachy cruxes with deadpoints, dynos, and harnessing momentum.
Josh Beaudoin SLACKLINING L1
Thursday, April 24th, 7:00-8:00pm
Presented by Heather Larsen & Josh Beaudoin, Instructor & MVP Team at Gibbon Slacklines

Gain confidence and learn the basics of walking that thin line.
Jackie Hueftle FOOTWORK & BALANCE L2
Tuesday, April 29th, 7:00-8:00pm
Presented by Jackie Hueftle, Head Route Setter & Coach at The Spot

Climb more efficiently with good edging, smearing, matching, hip positioning, and more.

NOW REGISTERING YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS

2/27/2014 | For Kids, New Stuff
Youth Programs

Have Fun & Climb Better

Kids naturally love to climb, and we love to teach them! Our Youth Club and Summer Camp kids walk away from each week with not only improved climbing skills, but they also have a lot of fun learning about climbing with their peers.

WE ARE NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER CAMPS!
PLAN AHEAD – SIGN UP TODAY!
Our summer camps are geared towards 6-12 year olds with any level of climbing experience. Week long sessions are either mornings (9am-Noon) or afternoons (1pm-4pm) and run every week from June 2nd to August 15th.

Learn more about and register for our summer camps here.

Our weekly Youth Club is geared towards young climbers (7-12 year olds) looking to explore the sport. We focus on fun, positive climbing-specific activities in an encouraging environment with experienced coaches. It’s a great way to enjoy climbing without the commitment of our “teams”.

GLADIATOR FINALS RESULTS & PHOTOS

gladiator-finals

2/1/14 Gladiator Finals
Click here for unofficial youth and adult results
Click here for photos on Facebook

This is the culmination of the Spot Bouldering Series.  After the qualifying round, gear up for the finals.  The pro climbers duke it out for the title of SBS9 Champion.  We’ll also host our special event, Gladiator Jousting!

Competitors – $30
Spectators – $10 (only for adult comp, no charge for youth comp spectators)
Raffle tickets – $2 each or 3 for $5
Competitors & Spectators – online registration is now closed, but you can still register at the door!

Schedule
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
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.

HIGHBALLS & HIGHLINES RESULTS & PHOTOS

highballs-and-highlines

12/14/13 Highballs & Highlines
Click here for unofficial youth and adult results
Click here for photos on Facebook

The next epic stop of SBS9 is our famous Highlines & Highballs Comp. Come test yourself on all-new comp problems and watch awesome slackers hang it out on the once-a-year highline between the Font and Hueco boulders while enjoying food, Avery beer, a pro final, and our incredible raffle.

Competitors – $30
Spectators – $10 (only for adult comp, no charge for youth comp spectators)
Raffle tickets – $2 each or 3 for $5
Competitors & Spectators - register online today!

Schedule
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
Highline event shortly after
Finals and 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.

PSYCHEDELIA RESULTS & PHOTOS

psychedelia

10/26/13 Psychedelia
Click here for unofficial youth and adult results
Click here for photos 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!

Costume planning? Read these great tips and tricks for your Psychedelia costume by our Head Route Setter Jackie Hueftle.

Competitors – $40
Spectators – $20 (only for adult comp, no charge for youth comp spectators)
Raffle tickets – $2 each or 3 for $5

Schedule

10:00am Youth Registration
11:00am Youth D & C climbing begins
12:00pm Youth B, A and Junior begins
Raffle begins
3:30pm Clear gym of youth competitors
5:00pm Adult registration begins
6:00pm Adult climbing begins
7:30pm Avery beer and Evol burritos
9:00pm Climbing ends
Costume Contest
Finals
Raffle

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 BRC.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE SPOT

9/27/2013 | For Kids
Birthday Emily Herdiccake

Birthday Parties at The Spot are full of climbing fun, laughter and energy. We work with families to create unique and exciting parties that are filled with challenge, fun, and accomplishment. One and a half hours of supervised climbing & half hour access to party space. Please bring plates, utensils and cups with your cake and refreshments. Tables and chairs provided at our café.

All particpants will need a signed waiver.

Fill out our digital waiver here.

Ages: 6 and up
When: Call to schedule your next birthday party
Cost: $25/person

*Minimum of six people

NEW FLOOR!

9/25/2013 | Member News
New flooring

We have installed the new flooring! Come help us break it in!

INTRODUCING IAN DORY AS NEW HEAD COACH

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: www.iandory.com

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.

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facebook.com/ninawilliamsclimber
beaukahler.com

More about Pro Climbers International: www.proclimbers.com

SEE YOU THERE!