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Boulder – The Spot Bouldering Gym

Boulder – The Spot Bouldering Gym 

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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 28, 2006
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General – The premier bouldering facility in the US. Sunny, open, airy feel. Fountainbleau, Yosemite, Hueco, River Granite surfaces. Cushiest high-tech floor anywhere.
Phone number – 303.379.8806.
Location – 3240 Prairie Ave, Boulder, CO (32nd & Walnut).
Parking - moderate.
Hours –10a-11p MWThF; 7a-11p T; 10a-8p S, Su. Closed Tday/Xmas/New Year’s.
Height of Wall – up to 18 feet, 25 foot TR wall.
Size of Wall - 10K+ sq feet.
Range of difficulty – easy to V12.
Number of routes/problems – approximately 120.
Type of Wall – Monolithic
Leading – 3 lead routes.
Bouldering – yes!
Other training options – Shri body arts studio, Animal strength training, personal trainer facility.
Other bonuses – rotating climbing wall for training/endurance.
Age limitations – 6y to climb, <12y old must be supervised.
Requirements to certify to belay – belay test.
Rental equipment – yes, $5/shoes, $3/harnesses.
Daily rate – $10/d 1st visit, $14/d afterwards.
Hidden costs – none.
Hidden savings - Membership - free towels, locks, Spot library; discount on classes/guiding/instruction; yearly membership includes 2 guest passes. Discount student/family/corporate rates possible.
Punch cards – $119/10; coach cards for personal training $250/5, $400/10.
Memberships – $65/mo; 6mo $290 prepay or $50 monthly; 1y $435 prepay or $40 monthly.
Classes – many types, lead, anchor, movement, technique, kids, kids’ camp, scouts, youth, adult, roped indoor/outdoor, outdoor guiding, adult training group, see website. Personal training $40-60/hr.
Competitions – yes, ABS; 4 competitions/year, SBS.
Experienced climbers running wall? - yes.
Other – Team building, birthday parties possible, conference room, dojo, indoor/outdoor guiding services.

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By jackies
Aug 22, 2010

This needs to be updated. As of 8/23/10....

~ The Spot has 4 walls by Monolithic--The topoutable Hueco Boulder and Font Boulder, the River Granite Wall, and the Yosemite Toprope Wall. In addition, The Spot has a steep training cave called The Dojo that was built by Vertical Solutions and textured by Monolithic, and a huge Walltopia wall with Asana competition padding.

~ There is no longer a yoga studio or cafe.

~ There is still plenty of space for birthday parties.

~ There is still a conference room.

~ There is a work out area above the Dojo and The Spot holds special Adult Training Group classes there in addition to normal training lessons and youth team trainings.

~ The Spot Climbing School indoor/outdoor climbing and guiding service is also located in The Spot.

~ The Spot holds a 4 competition series every year that includes the original and now famous blacklight comp Psychedelia. The series is called The Spot Bouldering Series, or SBS.