Category: New Stuff

DYNORAMA – FEB 6 SAT 7-10P – FREE MEMBER PARTY

PepPod Dynorama Sat Feb 6th

Spot partnersDYNORAMA RESULTS

Ready to dyno? See how far you can huck?

Join us for high-flying fun (even if you just want to watch).

Don’t miss PepPod’s Dynorama, our next FREE member party! Enjoy wild dynos 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:

  • March 5th: Rab’s Fast & Furious (a speed climbing event)
  • April 9th: Slacktopia presented by Slackline Industries

PEPPOD FOR THE BEST YOU

PepPod

Being the best version of you requires energy and focus. That’s why PepPod was created. Their unique formula provides the essential nutrients you need to live life at the speed you want. Just drop, drink and do what you do, only BETTER.

During February new EFT members get a FREE PepPod 10pc tube!

And Spot members always get 33% OFF at www.peppod.com (get the coupon code at the front desk).

MEET LUIS SERRANO BELLIDO

1/18/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Luis Serrano Bellido

Hometown: Jaén, Spain.
Hobby: Climbing, running, reading, playing music, beer.
Music: Rock, blues, reggae, R&B, pop, pretty much everything.
Vacation: South America
Quote: A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison
Movie: Pulp Fiction
Book: The Pillars of the Earth
Climbing since: 1998

Luis Serrano grew up climbing on beautiful Spanish stone. For the past few years he has lived in Washington with his wife, Andrea, where he set at several gyms including Vital Climbing and The Seattle Bouldering Project. After spending part of his summer in Austin, Texas, helping set the pre-opening set for the new Austin Bouldering Project, he moved to Colorado this fall and has been working at The Spot with our setting crew ever since. Luis is a great guy to have around. He is quite strong, with a technical style and an eye for the aesthetic. We’ve loved having Luis on the team and we hope you love his problems!

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
Before moving to CO I had heard very good things about this climbing gym. Knowing that the route setting is world class made me have a lot of interest in working here and learn more about this art.

What do you love about working at The Spot?
The environment in this gym is amazing, really nice people, customers and coworkers. The most important thing to feel good in a work place.

Why do you climb?
If you ask me ¨why do you climb?¨ is like you asking me, “why do you breathe?”

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
This is a really hard question for me. Honestly I don’t know. Maybe Spain, maybe still in the USA, maybe somewhere in central Europe. What I know is that I will be psyched anywhere I am.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
I am very excited to be in a place like this, with great people and with the possibility of setting boulder problems for you! Thank you!

FREE MEMBER PARTY & CAMPUS CONTEST – JAN 16 SAT 7-10P

Free member party and campus contest

Spot partnersSpot members: we appreciate you and want to throw you another party!

Join us on Saturday January 16th from 7-10p for a FREE member party and Campus Contest! Like all great Spot events, we’ll have food, beer, a raffle and more! FREE for members and their guests, just $10 for non-members.

CAMPUS CONTEST RESULTS

Varied footless challenges.
Easy to hard.
Timed finals.
Glory to the champion!
Will YOU be there?

MEET ELI ELLIS

12/30/2015 | New Stuff, Staff News
Eli Ellis

Hometown: Boulder, CO
Hobby: Art, slacklining, skateboarding and snowboarding
Music: Everything from Pretty Lights to The Grateful Dead. I love it all!
Vacation: Snowboarding in Japan
Quote: “Just know it’s possible.” Kevin Pierce
Movie: Art of Flight
Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Climbing since: 8th grade, so around 2010

Not only is Eli a fantastic coach who brings enthusiasm and knowledge to every student he works with, he also spent over 5 years on our Climbing Teams. His in-depth experience with our programs gives him a unique ability to connect with both new and experienced youth at The Spot, while passing along the wealth of knowledge he’s picked up over the years. Eli also manages to balance his passion for multiple sports such as slacklining, snowboarding, and climbing while excelling in his studies at CU.

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
I wanted to better my climbing with a strong group of people, and The Spot was that community.

What do you love about working at The Spot?
Working with great people, from the customers to fellow staff.

Why do you climb?
It’s a fun way to get out on adventures, get stronger and push yourself.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Traveling around the world climbing, slacklining and snowboarding.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
It’s been a pleasure working here these past few months and I’m looking forward to many more!

COLORADO NUTRITION FOR YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

Colorado Nutrition

Colorado Nutrition takes pride in giving their clients great products backed with superior knowledge. Go check them out at 1933 28th Street #102 (near REI) and flash your Spot membership card for 10% OFF!

AND for the month of January, new EFT members will get a FREE $10 giftcard to Colorado Nutrition! (while supplies last)

MEET TYLER KEMPNEY

11/25/2015 | New Stuff, Staff News
Tyler Kempney

Hometown: Carthage, NY
Hobbies: I love climbing, all of the disciplines: Ice, Mixed, Trad, Sport, and Bouldering.   Other than climbing, I can be found longboarding, skiing, or playing lacrosse.
Music: Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, Hilltop Hoods, and T-Swift.  Anything.
Vacation: Exploring a new country or culture with my wife.
Movie: 180 South, Tommy Boy, Man on Fire, Miracle on Ice
Book: Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Rock Warrior’s Way, Hatchet, and… GUIDEBOOKS!
Quote: “All I need is psych and water”
Climbing since:  In 2012, I went on a college trip to the Red River Gorge and I’ve been psyched since then!

We’re pretty excited to have Tyler join us at The Spot’s front desk. He brings several years of experience teaching climbing and leading outdoor trips. Tyler is also a very well-rounded climber who enjoys trad and ice as much as bouldering. Recently transplanted from NY, we think he’s gonna enjoy Boulder. Welcome to the team Tyler! Say “hi” to him next time you’re in.

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
The Spot is the raddest gym in the West!

What do you love about working at The Spot?
The Spot’s community; from the staff to the dedicated members create a welcoming atmosphere.  It feels like home!

Why do you climb?
Climbing is fun! It takes you to beautiful places and introduces you to great people. ALSO the personal breakthroughs of mental, physical, and technical battles. It’s a form of moving meditation. I just love climbing.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
I hope to be with my wife, Lois Ann, exploring cultures and climbing in Europe or South America.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Keep the psych high!  I just moved here from NY this past September and I’d love to meet everyone!  

SAT DEC 5 – CAN YOU WALK THE HIGHLINE?

Highlines & Highballs

Our awesome partners!Highlines & Highballs is Saturday December 5th

We’re pretty excited about this new take on an old event! This time it’s a FREE member party, and there’s no bouldering comp, but instead there will be slacklines rigged all over The Spot with demos and instruction from our friends at Slackline Industries.

The famed Hueco-Font highline will be available for the FIRST TIME EVER to non-pros, but of course they’ll have to prove themselves first on the lower lines.

We’ll still have beer, food, raffle and music and while it’s free for members and their guests the general public can still join the party for just $10.

We hope you’ll join us! list of websites

MEET AUSTIN SCHULER

11/1/2015 | New Stuff, Staff News
Austin Schuler

Hometown: Arcata, California
Hobbies: I draw and ride my bike when i am not climbing. I super into building structures and taking driftwood and rocks from beaches, also i am kind of a gleaner.
Music: Lately I have been listening to Louis Armstong, Louis Prima, Al Green, Shakey Graves, and Them Crooked Vultures.
Vacation: I don’t really know if i vacation… I mostly go on climbing trips.
Movie: Drunken Master with Jackie Chan
Book: My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is a pretty rad book and there is a dog named Puke!
Quote: “Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I’m going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.” – Bill Murray
Climbing since: 2011

Austin Schuler is The Spot’s newest setter. Austin has been climbing for five years and cut his teeth at local areas around his home town of Arcata, California, and in the Sierras around Tahoe and Bishop. Austin’s been setting almost as long as he’s been climbing, and just after he moved to Boulder he volunteered for 12 hours to help paint the Front Hueco, so we decided to hire him. He’s a great routesetter who enjoys both technical and powerful setting. Look for his initials – AS – and let us know how you like his boulders!

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
Setting is something I really enjoy and so I when I moved out here it was something I wanted to pursue. The Spot’s setting team is awesome!

What do you love about working at The Spot?
I love the community of people who work and climb at The Spot. This aspect helps Boulder feel like home.

Why do you climb?
Because it is the center of my life.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Hopefully in five years I will still be climbing and be happily living in some awesome place with awesome people. I would also like to receive further education in a field that I am passionate about but for me that doesn’t necessarily mean the traditional college route. I also hope to still have lush locks.

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK – 2015 CUSTOMER SURVEY

2015 customer survey

We look forward to your feedback! As a small payment for your time, show the confirmation page or email after your submission to get a FREE block of chalk, Clif Bar, Xing tea or pint of beer! And if you leave your name/email at the bottom, you’ll be entered into the drawing for a FREE pair of La Sportiva shoes of your choosing!

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