Category: New Stuff
SBSX IS HERE! REGISTER FOR THE SEASON TODAY!
You’re invited to SBSX!
The Spot Bouldering Series is all about having a great time climbing and competing with friends old and new. The walls at The Spot get stripped clean and we present you with 40 brand-new awesome comp problems for your climbing pleasure. Along the way we have great music, epic raffles, and plenty of good food and drinks. Before the finals for the pros we always have a cool special event to watch like parkour, slacklining, dynos or black lights at our signature Psychedelia.
SBSX SEASON SCHEDULE
September 27, 2014
Parkour Jam (an ABS comp)
More info and register online
October 25, 2014
Psychedelia presented by LaSportiva
December 13, 2014
Highballs & Highlines
February 7, 2015
Being the tenth season of our Spot Bouldering Series we wanted to do something special. So we teamed up with the great Hunter Damiani of Olmec Apparel on this year’s alien theme, and he created the sickest SBS artwork yet!
Pay $100 (regular price) and get your own super-sweet season t-shirt for FREE!
THANKS TO ALL OF OUR PARTNERS THIS YEAR!
adidas Outdoor - Avery - EVOL Foods - HungryBuffs - LaSportiva - PepPod - Rab - Revolution - Skoop
APEX Movement - Clif Bar - Crimp Chimps - Easton Training Center - Gibbon Slacklines - Max Muscle Boulder - Nite Ize - Olmec Apparel -Rally Sport Health & Fitness - Sender Films - Smith Optics - Stuff ‘n Mallows - The Balm Bomb - Trainingbeta.com - Yoga Pod
CLIMBING HOLDS PROVIDED BY
Element – ENIX – Groperz – Kilter – Kingdom – PUR – Pusher – Urban Plastix
SBSX PARKOUR JAM WAS EPIC! RESULTS + PHOTOS + VIDEO POSTED!
Competition #1 of the 10th season of the Spot Bouldering Series is almost upon us! ABS sanctioned Parkour Jam will feature all your favorite aspects of Spot comps – food (thanks EVOL Foods and Hungrybuffs.com), beer (thanks Avery), lemonade, a huge raffle (thanks partners!!), music, a special event, and 50 new boulder problems plus 2 open finals where you can watch the top 6 men and women battle it out.
Being our 10th season, this year we wanted to start things off with a bang! Or maybe a jump. So we convinced our friends at APEX Movement to send over some of their top pro traceurs to put on a show unlike any we’ve had before! These are among the best parkour practitioners in the world!
$30 (plus $5 if you are not an ABS member) – register online here
$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
APEX parkour event shortly after
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!).
*FREE* MEMBER WORKSHOPS & BODYWORK SESSIONS
Ready to take your bouldering to the next level?
Join us at The Spot’s EXPANDED FREE member workshops and bodywork sessions, and learn the skills you need to boulder better!
You’ve been asking for skills classes, and we’ve answered your call! We now host a bunch of great FREE member workshops, workouts and bodywork sessions every month. Each has a different focus, so over the course of the season you’ll gain a wide range of skills to make you a better boulderer!
NEW TOPICS THIS MONTH
> Conditioning Workout (10/6 & 10/20)
> Training for 5 Spots (10/14)
> Intro Techniques (10/16 & 10/30)
> Techniques for 4 Spots (10/21)
> Spotting & Falling (10/29)
> LOTS more Drop-In Massage (every Mon & Thu night!)
Registration opens at the front desk one hour before each session begins and is first come first served. They are FREE for members, guests are invited for $10 (plus 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
OCTOBER 2014 - CLIMBING SKILLS
||FOOTWORK & BALANCE
Climb more efficiently with good edging, smearing, matching, hip positioning, and more.
Presented by Jackie Hueftle, coach & head setter at The Spot
L2: Thu 10/9 at 5:30p
||TRAINING FOR 5 SPOTS
Learn training strategies for breaking into 5 spots including self assessment, training tools & strategy, and projecting.
Presented by Peter Beal, popular blogger and author of The Bouldering Book
Tue 10/14 at 7p
Improve your grip and contact strength through effective hangboard use.
Presented by Kevin Cuckovich, setter at The Spot
Wed 10/15 at 5:30p
Learn introductory techniques to improve your bouldering including footwork, hold gripping and using momentum.
Presented by Melesa Rennak, coach at The Spot
Thu 10/16 at 5:30p
Thu 10/30 at 5:30p
||TECHNIQUES FOR 4 SPOTS
Learn climbing techniques for breaking into 4 spots including projecting strategies, body positioning and using difficult holds.
Presented by Shannon Forsman, coach at The Spot
Tue 10/21 at 7p
Save energy and pass reachy cruxes with deadpoints, dynos, and harnessing momentum.
Presented by Shannon Forsman, coach at The Spot
L1: Tue 10/28 7p
||SPOTTING & FALLING
Learn proper techniques for spotting and falling at The Spot to minimize injury and maximize fun.
Presented by coaches at The Spot
Wed 10/29 at 5:30p
OCTOBER 2014 - STRENGTH WORKOUTS
|| CORE STRENGTH
A core strength workout with a focus on breathing while engaging practically every muscle in your torso.
Presented by Gerett Burl, former CU cornerback and Certified Personal Trainer at Rally Sport
Every Wed 7p
Get stronger and fitter with a mix of exercises with a focus on antagonist muscles to avoid imbalances and minimize injuries.
Presented by Eric Chastang, Certified Personal Trainer
Mon 10/6 at 5:30p
Mon 10/20 at 5:30p
|| WOMEN’S CONDITIONING WORKOUT
Get stronger and fitter with a mix of exercises and climbing drills in a supportive environment for women.
Presented by Alex Stiger, coach at The Spot
Mon 10/13 at 5:30p
Mon 10/27 at 5:30p
OCTOBER 2014 - BODYWORK SESSIONS
Work on those aches & pains while learning better self-care. Five 15-minute slots.
With Terry Chiropractic every Mon at 7p
With Forrest King on Thu 10/2 at 7p
With Emilia Vasquez on Fri 10/3 7p
With Sarah Pancoast on Thu 10/16 7p
With Ryan Morris on Thu 10/30 at 7p
Work on those aches & pains while learning better posture. Five 15-minute slots.
With Thomas Gilliford, Certified Rolfer
Thu 10/9 at 7p
OCTOBER 2014 – PARTNER SKILLS
||PARKOUR UKEMI (ART OF FALLING)
Land better by learning a set of reactions for falling onto any surface type, indoors or out.
Presented by pro instructors at APEX Movement.
Tue 10/7 at 7p
Gain confidence and learn the basics of walking that thin line.
Presented by pro instructors at Slackline Industries.
Wed 10/8 at 5:30p
Wed 10/22 at 5:30p
Learn hand positions, weight shifting, and effective striking with feet, fists and knees.
Presented by pro instructors at Easton Training Center
HOSTED AT EASTON TRAINING CENTER
Sat 10/18 at 12:30p
JOE’S VALLEY FUNDRAISER – OVER $3600 RAISED!
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!
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!
This 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:
Earth Treks Climbing Centers
The Spot Bouldering Gym
ABC Kids – APEX Movement – Boulder Rock Club – CityROCK Climbing Center – Clif Bar – Crimp Chimps – CryptoChild – Denver Bouldering Club – Easton Training Center – Evolv – Louder Than 11 – Max Muscle Boulder – Miramont Lifestyle Fitness – Movement Climbing + Fitness – Neptune Mountaineering – Olmec Apparel – Organic Climbing – PepPod – Petzl – PURE Bouldering Gym – Rab – Rally Sport Health & Fitness – Revolution Climbing – Sender Films – Skoop – Smith Optics – Sport Climbing Center – The Balm Bomb – Trainingbeta.com – Wilderness Exchange Unlimited – Yoga Pod
PLANNING TO ATTEND? TELL US ON FACEBOOK!
Join us on July 30th to help raise cash for Joe’s Valley!