Category: New Stuff


Holiday Sale

Our annual holiday sale is going on now! Between now and December 24th enjoy the best deals we offer all year (and you can get them online here):

  • 5 punch passes for $60 (reg $75)
  • $150 off annual membership (reg $650-$750)
  • 25% off Spot apparel
  • Month pass + one hour private lesson for $90 (reg $135)

Holiday gift cards must be redeemed by January 31st for these discounts.

Buy a holiday Giftcard for that someone special!


10/4/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
John Whelden

Hometown: Nantucket Island, MA
Hobby: travel, books, adventures
Music: wood brothers, Jerry Garcia band, all bluegrass
Vacation: Chilean Patagonia dirt bagging
Quote: “He is the richest whose pleasures are cheapest”
Movie: The Last Trapper, Jeremiah Johnson
Book: A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius, Desert Solitaire
Climbing since: February 2016

We’re excited to welcome new front desk staffer John Whelden. A great guy who loves the outdoors, climbing (of course) and snow boarding. Orignially from Nantucket, John still co-owns a lobster/clam restaurant back east, but moved out here for school and the mountains. Say hi next time you see him!

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
Because I love the easy going vibe.

What do you love about working at The Spot?
Getting to hang out with all my friends, sharing laughs, meeting new folks and spraying people with terrible beta.

Why do you climb?

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Chilean Patagonia with a pretty wife, ocean in the front yard, and mountains in the back yard… and a dog named perro.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Be nice to your mother!


Nite Ize

Nite Ize is an awesome local company that makes a ton of cool solutions for any aspect your life. You’ve seen racks of their gear at McGuckins, REI and Home Depot. You’ll see Nite Ize all over Psychedelia, and while supplies last new EFT or annual PIF members get to pick their very own Nite Ize gadget as a bonus!


9/10/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Sarah Filler

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Hobby: Climbing, Reading, Star Trek
Music: Punkish
Vacation: Not a beach but anywhere with climbing.
Quote: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” -Spock
Movie: Donnie Darko
Book: We Are The Ants
Climbing since: March 2006

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
I originally joined the team to further my setting experience and feel like I am still doing that today. Setting at The Spot has taught me a lot. Boulder is also a pretty great place to live!

What do you love about working at The Spot?
One of my favorite parts about working at The Spot are my coworkers. The people I work with everyday are hilarious and everyone at The Spot feels like a family.

Why do you climb?
I climb because it pushes me mentally and physically and I love the feeling of when something clicks and you can make progress or send something you’ve put a good amount of time into.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Mars for sure.


8/8/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Amy Ostrowski

Hometown: Woodland Park, CO
Slacklining, Climbing, Digital Painting, Video Games
Mostly chill electronic but a little of everything too!
Vacation: Thailand. I dream of deep water soloing in Railay.
The Back to the Future trilogy
Rock Warrior’s Way
“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”
Climbing since: 

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
My first time ever climbing was at The Spot and I fell in love with not only climbing itself but the community and atmosphere of The Spot as well. It’s one of my all-time favorite places!

What do you love about working at The Spot so far?
My coworkers. Each and every one of them is an adventurer in their own way and I love coming back to work from the weekend and hearing their awesome stories.

Why do you climb?
Climbing for me (and probably many others) is a competition with my past self and no one else. I’m always striving to grow stronger both physically and mentally, achieve my goals, and overcome obstacles. Right now, fear is my biggest obstacle in climbing but I’m working hard to build that mental fortitude. I know that all of the work I put in will help me in other aspects of my life as well.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
I have yet to travel out of the country, so I hope to have visited many new places by five years from now and be back in my homeland of Colorado. I feel incredibly fortunate to have lived my whole life here and I think that will always bring me back!

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Climb safe!! Everything can change for you in one single instant. Double-check everything!


Asana Crashpad Rentals at The Spot

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



2016 Welcome Back Bash and Parkour Jam 2

Spot partnersDon’t miss Welcome Back Bash! It’s our annual party to welcome students and climbers back to Boulder after a fun summer, and it’s always a blast! And it’s FREE TO EVERYONE so bring your friends!!

This year we’ve invited our friends at APEX Movement to stage Parkour Jam II. You’ll have a chance to try some parkour moves in and out of the gym, and then at 8pm the pros will be throwing down on a full course. Check out the video from last time when they literally jumped out of our office windows:

Parkour Jam window jump

On top of that we’ve got a full line-up for YOU:

  • First 150 members get limited edition Spot patch (see below, BMR can even heat press it onto your gear that night) as well as a free taco from McDevitt Taco Supply!
  • Huge shoe demo (at least La Sportiva, Scarpa, Red Chili, Tenaya, Evolv) so you can pick out the perfect shoe for fall sending!
  • Vendor village with great deals on partner stuff so bring some cash!
  • Free cold beverages from Avery Brewing and Upstart Kombucha
  • Tacos for sale from McDevitt as well as goodies from Clif Bar and Boulder Ice Cream
  • Screaming deal on memberships available only that night
  • Door raffle with great stuff from our partners
  • Great bouldering, music and vibe like always at The Spot!

Bring your friends!!

Spot patchWe’re excited to have Boulder Mountain Repair onsite to heat press our limited edition 2″ Spot patches onto our member’s gear at the event! The item you bring for the patch should be clean and both sides need to be pressed. This will not work well on insulated jackets, shoes, or anything with a smooth nylon finish (many backpacks). Works great on porous fabrics, most pants and shirts, chalkbags, cotton/poly. For long-term placement we recommend adding some stitches around the patch when you get home, or take it to BMR and they’ll do it for you!


5/7/2016 | New Stuff, Staff News
Hunter Damiani

Hometown: Melbourne Beach, Florida
Hobby: Art, although luckily I get to call it a profession too.
Music: Grateful Dead particularly 1969 and 90’s Hip-Hop
Vacation: Somewhere new, anywhere with rocks… I’m not picky as long as I can climb I’d be psyched! Still never been to Hueco… if you are going this winter let me know.
Quote: “Goonies Never Say Die”
Movie: The Goonies
Book: “Food of the Gods” Terence McKenna
Climbing since: 2001

Hunter has been part of The Spot’s family for many years as our #1 tape artist at Psychedelia (check out his creation from Psych ’16). He’s also a badass boulderer with double-digit FAs across the region. So we feel fortunate that he formally joined The Spot’s staff as a member of the setting team. If you dig the new “HD” problems let him know!

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
I have been climbing at the Spot since I moved to Colorado in 2005 and since then I have been creating tape art for “Psychedelia” and volunteering… I have always felt like part of the team, happy to make it official!

What do you love about working at The Spot?
Working at the Spot is spending time with friends and climbing… plenty of goofing off and great times to be had. I have such a great time every day I “work” that it’s hard to even call it a job. I love it here. Plus I get to be creative on the wall… it’s like painting with movement.

Why do you climb?
I don’t know really why but ever since day one I was hooked…. there was no stopping it.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Continuing what I am doing today…more art, more climbing and hopefully lots of more traveling around the world to develop new climbing. Just living, I’m not too worried about the future because no matter what it will come.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Always do what you love, except no other lifestyle… it will be over before you know it, so you better enjoy it now.


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!