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Category: For Kids


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


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!

Spot Youth Team Tryouts

7/25/2013 | For Kids, Spot Events
Team Tryouts


We’re looking for motivated students that are excited to climb and be a part of a great climbing team. Tryouts are held at The Spot and have no cost. There are four teams/clubs available depending on age and ability:

Competition “comp” Team
Mon+Tue+Thu 4:15p-6:45p
For the motivated youth climber that is interested in climbing competitively in local competitions as well as the ABS series. This team receives coaching and training at the highest level, including training from The Alpine Training Center. There is no age requirement.

Junior Team
Tue+Thu 4:15p-6:45p
For youth that are not as interested in competing yet love the sport of climbing. This is a great team for the climber that wants to get better at climbing but does not want much pressure. The main focus is on being a part of the team, technique, strength, and finding out if they enjoy competition. For ages 12-16.

Youth Team
Mon+Wed 4:30p-6:30p
For our youngest climbers to help them develop their skills and technique. We focus on fun while learning how to be a better climber and a great team member. For ages 8-12.

Youth Club
Wed OR Fri 4:30p-6:30p
For the entry level climbing student that may not be ready for the commitment to a team. This is not a “team” and the students do not need to tryout to be in Youth Club. There is no age requirement but most are young climbers.

Dues for all teams and clubs include month memberships.

SICC (Spot Indoor Climbing Camp)

5/15/2013 | For Kids

Spot Indoor Climbing Camp

Ages 6-12 kids will divide into groups by age and ability
Two Sessions to choose from:
9am -12pm 6slots
1pm – 4pm 6slots
June 3-7
June 10-14
June 17-21
June 24-28
July 1-5 ($200 not meeting on the 4th)
July 15-19
July 22-26
 $250 for 5 days ($200 for the camp on the week of Fourth of July)
$125 due at booking and $125 due the first day
Deposits are non-refundable