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JOIN US FOR WELCOME BACK BASH NEXT WEEK! WED AUG 27th 5-8p

2014 Welcome Back Bash

Join Us In Celebrating The End Of Summer!

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 – RAFFLE WINNERS POSTED

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!

*FREE* MEMBER WORKSHOPS – NEW TOPICS MONTHLY!

free member workshops

Ready to take your bouldering to the next level?

Join us at The Spot’s *FREE* member workshops (and bodywork sessions), 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 of The Spot, 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!

New This Month:
- Kickboxing at Easton Training Center (Sat Aug 16th 12:30p)
- Women’s Conditioning with Helen Sinclair (Mon Aug 11th 5:30-7p)
- Massage Drop-In with Ashley Baugh (Tue Aug 5th 7-9p)
- Massage Drop-In with Emilia Vasquez (Fri Aug 22nd 7-9p)

L1 = introductory/basic
L2 = intermediate/advanced

2014 August event calendar for The Spot

AUGUST 2014 - CLIMBING SKILLS

Andy Hansen CRACK TECHNIQUES
Save energy and skin with proper finger, hand and foot jamming.
Presented by Andy Hansen, AMGA guide and coach at The Spot
L1: Tue 8/12 7-8p
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
L1: Mon 8/25 7-8p
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 8/26 7-8p

AUGUST 2014 - STRENGTH, NUTRITION & BODYWORK

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 7-8p
Helen Sinclair WOMEN’S CONDITIONING WORKOUT
Get stronger and fitter with a mix of exercises and climbing drills in a supportive environment.
Presented by Helen Sinclair, former New Zealand national champion
Mon 8/11 5:30-7p
Eric Chastang ANTAGONIST TRAINING
Avoid muscle imbalances to minimize injuries like elbow and bicep tendinitis, shoulder problems.
Presented by Eric Chastang, Certified Personal Trainer
Mon 8/18 7p
Tim Butler POWER OF PROTEIN
The science behind protein so you can use it to gain athletic advantage. Seating for 20.
With Tim Butler, Registered Dietician with Max Muscle.
Thu 8/7 7-8p
Ashley Baugh DROP-IN MASSAGE
Work on those aches & pains while learning better self-care. Five 15-minute slots.
With Ashley Baugh, Massage Therapist
Tue 8/5 7-8:45p
Emilia Vasquez DROP-IN MASSAGE
Work on those aches & pains while learning better self-care. Five 15-minute slots.
With Emilia Vasquez, Massage Therapist
Fri 8/22 7-8:45p
Nikki Howley DROP-IN MASSAGE
Work on those aches & pains while learning better self-care. Five 15-minute slots.
With Nikki Howley, Massage Therapist
Mon 8/11 7-8:45p
Ryan Morris DROP-IN MASSAGE
Work on those aches & pains while learning better self-care. Five 15-minute slots.
With Ryan Morris, Registered Massage TherapistThu 8/28 7-8:45p
Sarah Pancoast DROP-IN MASSAGE
Work on those aches & pains while learning better self-care. Five 15-minute slots.
With Sarah Pancoast, Massage Therapist
Thu 8/21 7-8:45p
Thomas Gilliford DROP-IN ROLFING
Work on those aches & pains while learning better posture. Five 15-minute slots.
With Thomas Gilliford, Certified Rolfer
Thu 8/14 7-8:45p

AUGUST 2014 – FUN STUFF WITH OUR PARTNERS

Kickboxing with Easton Training Center KICKBOXING
Learn hand positions, weight shifting, and effective striking with feets, fists, elbows and knees.
Presented by and HOSTED AT Easton Training Center
L1 Sat 8/16 12:30pm
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 Amos Rendao, GM & Head Instructor at APEX Movement.
L1: Tue 8/19 7-8p
Heather Larsen SLACKLINING
Gain confidence and learn the basics of walking that thin line.
Presented by Josh Beaudoin & Heather Larsen, Instructors at Gibbon Slacklines
L1: Mon 8/4 7-8p

SUMMER JAM WAS A BLAST!

Summer Jam 2014

Thanks everyone for coming out despite the rain! Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Thanks to Avery for providing the brews, and LaSportiva, Scarpa, Five Ten and Evolv for showing up with tons of great shoes to try on.

Congrats to Wes for winning the dyno comp, and Nathan, Hanan, Alex and Raili for winning the free shoes!

Check out these photos on Facebook.

 

Shoe Demo

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

12/20/2013 | Member News, Spot Events
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

10/30/2013 | Member News, Spot Events
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!