Category: Member News

HOLIDAY SALE: GIVE THE GIFT OF CLIMBING

Holiday Sale

Our annual holiday sale is going on now! Between now and December 24th enjoy the best deals we offer all year (and you can get them online here):

  • 5 punch passes for $60 (reg $75)
  • $150 off annual membership (reg $650-$750)
  • 25% off Spot apparel
  • Month pass + one hour private lesson for $90 (reg $135)

Holiday gift cards must be redeemed by January 31st for these discounts.

Buy a holiday Giftcard for that someone special!

DON’T MISS SLACKTOPIA ON SAT DEC 10TH

11/20/2016 | Member News, Spot Events
Slacktopia at The Spot

Spot partnersDon’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 $15 to get in, so be sure to join us for a party full of music, beer, food, and awesome raffle prizes.

CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM LAST TIME

LEGENDARY SPOT PSYCHEDELIA – LOST AT SEA – SAT OCT 22

2016 Spot Psychedelia

Our awesome partners

 Thanks for coming, you made it awesome!

Video

Photos

Results: youth – adults

The Spot’s 2016 Psychedelia is almost here, and this year it’s LOST AT SEA! Get ready to lose yourself in the waves and undersea playground… we can’t wait to see the awesome theme costumes you come up with!

Our 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 bouldering comp and party 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 tape art from local artists, a huge raffle, beer, food, costume contest, and much more, this is not your traditional climbing event. Don’t miss the fun this year!

This year’s Psychedelia is presented by La Sportiva and Nite Ize! We will have great prizes for the best dressed guy, girl and team in each session!

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

Special Tiny Tot Blacklight Adventure during the 9:30-12:30 including blacklight games & activities for younger children 4 to 9 years old! It’ll be a fun time for your little climber and includes a costume contest, but kids registered in Tiny Tots are not scored and do not get a raffle ticket. Kids registered in Tiny Tots must be accompanied by a parent.

Check out media from past events:
Psychedelia 2015 photos
Psychedelia 2014 photos and video
Psychedelia 2013 photos
Psychedelia 2012 photos
Psychedelia 2011 photos and video
Psychedelia 2009 video
Psychedelia 2007 video
Psychedelia 2005 video

Entrance Fees
Competitors $45 ($35 for Spot members, youth competitors include one youth spectator)
Tiny Tot Blacklight Adventure $10 (for young kids 4-9 years old, accompanied by parent)
Youth Spectators $10 (youth competitors & tiny tots include one youth spectator)
Adult Spectators $20 ($15 for Spot members)
Raffle tickets $2 each, or 3 for $5

Which Session Should I Register For?
That depends on the age of the competitor. The first session (C/D/TinyTot) is for younger children born in 2004 or later. The second session (Jr/A/B) is for older children born 2003-1998. The later adult session is only open to children who want to earn a chance at Finals and to be scored with adults.

Schedule
8:30 am – Outdoor registration opens for C/D/TinyTot
9:00 am – Doors open & review for C/D/TinyTot
9:30 am – Climbing begins for C/D/TinyTot
12:30 pm – Climbing ends for C/D/TinyTot (food, raffle & costume contest to follow)
12:30 pm – Outdoor registration for Jr/A/B
1:00 pm – Doors open & review for Jr/A/B
1:30 pm – Climbing begins for Jr/A/B
4:30 pm – Climbing ends for Jr/A/B (food, raffle & costume contest to follow)
5:30 pm – Outdoor registration for Adults
6:00 pm – Doors open & review for Adults
6:30 pm – Climbing begins for Adults
9:30 pm – Climbing ends for Adults (food, raffle, costume contest & Finals 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 and huge raffle for the youth sessions! And around 10pm 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. To be eligible for Finals, you must register and compete in the adult session.

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

NITE IZE: GADGETS YOU NEED

Nite Ize

Nite Ize is an awesome local company that makes a ton of cool solutions for any aspect your life. You’ve seen racks of their gear at McGuckins, REI and Home Depot. You’ll see Nite Ize all over Psychedelia, and while supplies last new EFT or annual PIF members get to pick their very own Nite Ize gadget as a bonus!

www.niteize.com

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

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!

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!

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!