Category: Member News
SAT DEC 5 – CAN YOU WALK THE HIGHLINE?
11/5/2015 | Uncategorized
Highlines & Highballs is Saturday December 5th
We’ll rig slacklines all over The Spot for you to try, and if you’ve got skills you’ll earn a chance to walk the infamous Font-Hueco highline!
Food, beer, raffle & more!
FREE for members and their guests, just $10 for non-members.
PSYCHEDELIA WAS EPIC!!!
10/10/2015 | Uncategorized
THANKS FOR COMING, IT WAS AWESOME!!
The Spot’s 2015 Psychedelia is almost here! This year we’re going all out with our Dr. Seuss theme, and we can’t wait to see what crazy Seussian costumes you all come up with.
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!
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This year’s Psychedelia is presented by LaSportiva and Nite Ize! We will have great prizes for the best dressed guy and girl 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 is not a scored event and has no raffle. Children must be accompanied by a parent.
Check out media from past events:
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
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
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)
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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!)
COLLEGE OUTSIDE FEST – SAT OCT 10TH
9/22/2015 | Uncategorized
College Outside and The Spot Bouldering Gym are teaming up to throw the second annual, large scale, intercollegiate climbing event in the outdoor capital of the country, Boulder Colorado! Building off of the success of last year, it will be an epic day and night of climbing, blacklight bouldering, slacklining, professional athletes, clinics, a live DJ, food, music, lots of ways to win epic prizes, and so much more!
BOLDR BLAST ANNUAL USAC COMPETITION ON SAT SEP 19
8/20/2015 | Uncategorized
Join us on Saturday September 19 for our annual USAC competition! We’ve been hosting these for over 13 years, so you know it’ll be good!
Featuring 40 brand-new sick comp problems, great food, drinks & music, a HUGE raffle and more!
$45* at the door
$35* pre-registration for Spot members
*Add $5 to any registration if you’re not a USAC member
$10 (only for adult comp, no charge for youth comp spectators)
$2 each or 3 for $5
9:00 doors open for youth
10:00 youth C/D start
12:00 youth A/B/Jr start
12:00 Evol burritos served
1:00 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 and then 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 Boulder Rock Club (thanks BRC friends!).
THANKS TO OUR AWESOME SPONSORS!
MEET TROY SINGH-DEREWA
8/16/2015 | Uncategorized
Hometown: Darien, Connecticut
Hobbies: I love spending time with my dog, Attila. When I’m not climbing I enjoy snowboarding, longboarding, slacklining, and Esports.
Music: I like most types of music, except country! From Rhymesayers hip hop to partying at Bassnectar or chilling to Bonobo- if there’s a good beat I’ll probably like it!
Vacation: My dream vacation is to go to Mallorca for some DWS! Followed by a quick island hop to Ibiza for house music on the beach.
Movie: Funny buddy-flicks like Shanghai Noon or Wedding Crashers are my favorite. Also anything nerdy- like lord of the rings or sci-fi space thrillers.
Book: The Elegant Universe, Siddhartha, Touch for Health
Quote: “When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.”
Climbing since: ’05 in the Gunks!
Why did you join the team at The Spot?
I am a part of The Spot family because I believe in making the sport of climbing accessible to everyone. Not only are Spot climbers some of the strongest climbers around, they are also usually the ones having the most fun! Working with this team allows me to do what makes me happy, as well as progress with my goals for climbing.
What do you love about working at The Spot?
The best part about working at The Spot is being involved with the climbing community. I am inspired by people every day who are working to get stronger and experience more out of life.
Why do you climb?
I climb because because it helps me to be a better person! Through climbing I have learned patience, dedication, humility, and a way to push what my body is capable of. Climbing has also brought me to some of my closest friends.
Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
In five years I hope to be using climbing as a way to see more of the world. There are so many amazing places to see and types rock to experience. To be happy and healthy is all I can ask for!
Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Thank you for showing interest in my life! I am grateful to be at The Spot in beautiful Colorado.
DON’T MISS WELCOME BACK BASH ON WED AUG 26TH!!
8/15/2015 | Uncategorized
Let’s celebrate while summer is still here at The Spot’s annual Welcome Back Bash! It’s FREE TO THE PUBLIC (yes, you read that right)!
This year’s theme is “ninjas” and ANW star Brian Arnold will be setting up ninja warrior obstacles. It’s a sneak preview of his Ninja Smackdown we’re hosting on September 26th. Stay tuned, that will be a sick event!
Come party with us at Welcome Back Bash! The festivities are from 5pm to 10pm featuring FREE bouldering, FREE food, FREE drinks, FREE door raffle, and a FREE SPOT PINT GLASS to the first 250 new and current members (EFT and annual PIF only). We’ll have food from Freshii On The Hill and EVOL burritos, as well as tasty beverages from Avery Brewing and Upstart Kombucha. And everyone in attendance gets a raffle ticket to win cool stuff from our awesome partners below!
NEW MEMBERS GET FREE UPSTART KOMBUCHA IN JULY
7/10/2015 | Uncategorized
Low in sugar, low in carbs, made from organic ingredients, Upstart Kombucha has all the benefits of tea. Looking for an afternoon pick-me-up? Looking for a refreshing drink after a workout? Treat yourself to a healthy option, and reach for an Upstart! www.drinkupstart.com
Right now new EFT members get FREE UPSTART KOMBUCHA!
Every new member gets coupons for 4 bottles or one growler refill at their tasting room.
AND did you know Spot members get 20% off at their tasting room?
3622 Walnut Street (it’s just around the corner!)
JOE’S VALLEY & BCC FUNDRAISER AT THE SPOT – WED JULY 15TH 7-10PM
6/25/2015 | Uncategorized
Come help us raise cash for Joe’s Valley & BCC – help us beat last year’s $3600!
$10 gets you entertainment, climbing, beer, raffle ticket and more!
Get event updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/109106089431132
Joe’s Valley is a world-class bouldering destination, but is like the wild west with very little infrastructure to support the climber traffic. This event will raise funds to help pay for the porta-potties SLCA has been handling for years. www.saltlakeclimbers.org
Boulder Climbing Community is the area’s local climbing advocacy & access organization. They build trails, replace bolts, and provide wagbags at many climbing areas across the Front Range and beyond. www.boulderclimbers.org
Isaac Caldiero – Isaac wrote the Joe’s Valley guidebook and is an athlete on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. He will share photos, videos & stories from Joe’s.
Jason Kehl – Jason has authored highball & classic boulder problems across the US, and designs climbing grips and walls. He will share stories & videos from his travels.
BRING CASH & USED GEAR
Bring in your second hand outdoor gear to sell! Label items with name, phone, email & price, and drop off when you arrive (come a little early). And you can feel good about it too: 10% will be donated to the cause!
THESE SPONSORS ARE AWESOME!
SUMMER JAM WITH THE GOONIES WAS AWESOME!!
5/1/2015 | Uncategorized
Thanks everyone for coming! Photos coming soon…
Click here for more details.
TRAIN LIKE A NINJA – 3RD STAGE TRAINING EVERY WEDNESDAY IN MAY
4/5/2015 | Uncategorized
IT WENT GREAT! STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT DATE!
3rd Stage Training with ninja warrior Brian Arnold
Every Wednesday in April at 7pm
Stage 3 has not yet been completed by anyone on American Ninja Warrior. But in 2013 Brian Arnold got further than anyone had before or has since. He’s now training with the Wolf Pack for Season 7, and Spot members can sample their 3rd Stage Training workout every Wednesday in April at 7pm.
Signup begins at the front desk at 6pm, there are 10 slots, and it’s FREE and exclusively for Spot members.