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JOE’S VALLEY FUNDRAISER – WED JULY 30TH

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

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 new *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, 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!

L1 = introductory/basic
L2 = intermediate/advanced

The Spot's July 2014 Calendar

JULY & 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 7/8 7-8p
L1: Tue 8/12 7-8p
Ian Dory FOUNDATIONS
Use your mind to overcome hard projects, a tired body, and tricky sequences.
Presented by Ian Dory, setter & head coach at The Spot
L1: Tue 7/29 7-8p
Kevin Cuckovich HANGBOARD TIPS
Improve your grip and contact strength through effective hangboard use.
Presented by Kevin Cuckovich, setter at The Spot
L1: Tue 7/22 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
L2: Tue 7/15 7-8p
L1: Tue 8/26 7-8p

JULY & AUGUST 2014 STRENGTH, NUTRITION & BODYWORK

Gerett Burl CORE STRENGTH
A core strength workout to fill in some of those gaps you may be missing when only climbing.
Presented by Gerett Burl, former CU cornerback and Certified Personal Trainer at Rally Sport
Every Wed 7-8p
Eric Chastang ANTAGONIST TRAINING
Avoid muscle imbalances to minimize injuries like elbow and bicep tendinitis, shoulder problems.
Presented by Eric Chastang, Certified Personal Trainer
L1: Mon 7/21 7p
L1: 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
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 7/14 7-8:45p
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 Therapist
Thu 7/24 7-8:45p
Thu 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 7/17 7-8:45p
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 7/10 7-8:45p
Thu 8/14 7-8:45p

JULY & AUGUST 2014 FUN STUFF WITH OUR PARTNERS

Vinny Fiacco PARKOUR UKEMI (ART OF FALLING)
Land better by learning a set of reactions for falling onto any surface type, indoors or out.
Presented by Vinny Fiacco, GM & Instructor at APEX Movement.
L1: Thu 7/3 7-8p
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: Thu 7/31 7-8p
L1: Mon 8/4 7-8p

NOW REGISTERING YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS

2/27/2014 | For Kids, New Stuff
Youth Programs

Have Fun & Climb Better

Kids naturally love to climb, and we love to teach them! Our Youth Club and Summer Camp kids walk away from each week with not only improved climbing skills, but they also have a lot of fun learning about climbing with their peers.

WE ARE NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER CAMPS!
PLAN AHEAD – SIGN UP TODAY!
Our summer camps are geared towards 6-12 year olds with any level of climbing experience. Week long sessions are either mornings (9am-Noon) or afternoons (1pm-4pm) and run every week from June 2nd to August 15th.

Learn more about and register for our summer camps here.

Our weekly Youth Club is geared towards young climbers (7-12 year olds) looking to explore the sport. We focus on fun, positive climbing-specific activities in an encouraging environment with experienced coaches. It’s a great way to enjoy climbing without the commitment of our “teams”.