Category: New Stuff


Asana Crashpad Rentals at The Spot

We are really excited – we just refreshed our rental crashpads with BRAND NEW pads from Asana!



Spot early hours trial

We’re opening at 7am on weekdays from May 31 to July 31!

Come work out before work, or warm up before heading to the alpine this summer!

This is for YOU, so join us this summer and get your morning bouldering game on!

For just $165 you can score a 3 month summer membership! Includes all benefits of full membership without the commitment. Buy yours online today – only available through May 31st.

We’ll see you soon!


Jesse Huey at The Spot Thu Jul 7th

Don’t miss Jesse Huey next Thursday at The Spot! He’ll be climbing and sharing multimedia and stories from his ascent of the testpiece Slovak Route on Denali. The show is FREE and for just $10 you’ll get beer (21+ only) and raffle ticket and all proceeds go to Boulder Climbing Community. Thanks so much to Arc’teryx and Moosejaw Mountaineering for setting this up, it will be fun! First 30 people to RSVP to get free bouldering day pass, free beer (21+ only) and raffle ticket, and free VIP goodie bag!

Jesse Huey at The Spot on Thu July 7th


5/4/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Jeffrey McCallister

Hometown: Longwood, Florida
Hobby: Bouldering, Esports
Music: Drum and bass, rap, electronic
Vacation: Korea
Quote: The best climber in the world is the one having the most fun.
Movie: 12 Angry Men
Book: A Song of Ice and Fire series
Climbing since: October 2011

Jeff is a strong young climber you’ve probably seen hanging around The Spot climbing all the problems. He’s a recent Florida transplant and cut his teeth setting at Aiguille under the illustrious Mark Mercer. Now we’re lucky enough to have Jeff bringing his unique perspective and friendly attitude to our team at The Spot. We’re psyched to have him on board!

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
I love the atmosphere, the community, and the big holds. I like to set things people will enjoy doing day after day.

What do you love about working at The Spot?
I love being at the spot in general so being able to do it as a job is like a dream come true.

Why do you climb?
I climb because I love pushing myself physically and I love problem solving. I climb to improve myself.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Travelling the world, crushing boulders.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
I’ve been told I look unapproachable, but I just don’t want to bother people. Don’t be afraid to ask me anything!



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!

And mark your calendars for May 4th – our next FREE member party is Summer Jam!


EVOL foods

EVOL is love spelled backwards. Their mission is to inspire people to care about where food comes from and how it is produced, by making REAL FOOD that tastes delicious.

The rules of real food:

  1. no antibiotics
  2. no artificials
  3. no GMOs
  4. cage-free eggs.

That’s why we love serving EVOL burritos at our events. And this month new members get two FREE EVOL meals when they signup!


3/15/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Ryan Needles

Hometown: Laramie, Wyoming
Hobby: Climbing, Skydiving and Surfing
Music: Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Vacation: Anywhere with a beach
Quote: Try hard, Stay humble
Movie: Anything Sci fi. I also love watching documentaries.
Book: Up Above the World by Paul Bowles, Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Climbing since: 2012

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
I joined the team because everyone that works at the Spot is awesome. It’s a great place to work and climb!

What do you love about working at The Spot?
The community of climbers. Everyone is so friendly and stoked. It motivates me to climb and train more.

Why do you climb?
I climb because I was a gymnast for 12 years so this seemed like a good sport to get into after that. I love the adventure side of being outdoors and exploring new fun climbs. The movement of climbing though is so much fun and unique. Nothing really compares to it.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Still climbing and having fun. Living in Boulder. Done with school and working as a Physical Therapist is the goal!

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Come climb at the Spot! It’s a fun relaxed place to get strong!! Also it’s a great place to find a climbing partner. A lot of my good climbing partners and friends, I’ve met at the gym.


Rab's Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious partnersFAST & FURIOUS RESULTS

How fast can you climb? Join us for speed routes of all abilities all over The Spot. Finals for the fastest!

Don’t miss Rab’s Fast & Furious, our next FREE member party! Rab athlete Scott Bennett will be there at 9p to share the story and video of his sub-25-minute ascent of the world famous Nake Edge in Eldo. And enjoy speed climbing all over the gym, and of course great food, beer and a raffle! FREE for members and their guest, just $10 for non-members.

COMING? Join our Facebook event for updates!

And mark your calendars for our next two FREE member parties:

  • April 9th – Slacktopia presented by Slackline Industries
  • May 4th – Summer Jam



Eat. Energize.

We’ve heard how you LOVE the Freshii wraps at our events recently. It’s not just that they taste amazing, but they’re filled with high-quality healthy ingredients to give your body and performance a boost.

They have lots of other great menu items too, including delicious juices and smoothies, and a Meal Box program that Spot members get 2-for-1 during the month of March!

And Spot members always enjoy 15% off at their shop at 1335 Broadway, just flash your member card! And this month new members get a FREE meal at Freshii!


2/20/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Casey Newman

Hometown:  Waterford, CT.  Transplanted to Boulder in ’78.
Hobbies:  Climbing, skiing, hiking, working on my house and building stuff.
Music:  Really almost anything, EVEN some country, but favorites include U2, Santana, Steely Dan, to name a couple.  My iPod is quite a mish-mash of stuff.
Vacation:  Rocks, snow, sand and water.  Just need a place to play.
Quote:  Dog is my co-pilot.
Books:  Recent favorites…The Tiger, Once They Moved Like the Wind, The Wave.
Climbing Since:  1973. OMG, I’m old.

Casey has worked in the outdoor industry for decades, a true “lifer”. He was one of the managers when The Spot first opened in 2002, then left to pursue other endeavors. This time around Casey is re-joining the team as a route setter, a role he’s been in before. We hope you enjoy the CN routes around the gym! We recently caught up with Casey…

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
This is my second time around on the crew.  I’m one of Dan’s partners in the business and was on the original management team in a few different roles for the first five years.  It’s a great business with a really good crew of people who all love working here.  I’m psyched to be able to contribute again and help us grow and get even better at the game.

What do you love about working at The Spot?
When people do what they love, it shows.  The whole outdoor industry is full of folks who follow their passion and make it work.  Plus, I get paid to climb!

Why do you climb?
It’s the most fun, engaging, powerful, life affirming thing I’ve ever encountered.  It’s a lifetime sport (hopefully a long one) that gives you the best relationships you’ll ever have.  Plus it gets you outside and it’s a great workout.  What else do you need?

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Hopefully, with my wife, family, and friends… on a rock or a mountain, in a boat, on a beach, in the woods, on the snow, probably also in the hot tub.  With a beer.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Follow your passion, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, be nice to people (except rude a#$holes), hang out with dogs, they’re good for your outlook and disposition.