Archive for September, 2012

The Gun Show 2012! – 1st photos

September 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Team ABC dunking Coach Ryan at The Gun Show

The first photos of the 2012 Gun Show are in, check them out on facebook here (you don’t have to be a facebook member to see them):

The Gun Show 2012

More Gun Show 2012

Spot Team Climber Emily atop the Dojo | Katrin Bell

More photos on the way, including more from the Adult Event and pro finals!

Many of the photos are by photographer Katrin Bell who just moved here from Florida. We think she did an amazing job, and you can check out her website here – Katrin Bell Photography – Fine Art With Photography

Katrin will be putting up an online gallery soon where you can order blown-up prints if you’d like any from this event.

Margo Hayes of Team ABC Boulder on O4. Margo made pro finals! | Katrin Bell

More photos and results coming soon!



SBS 8 Comp 1 – The Gun Show!

September 25, 2012 Leave a comment

The Gun Show!

This weekend SBS 8 kicks off with The Gun Show!

The Gun Show is ABS Sanctioned, so you can earn points for Nationals!

SBS comps are great for everyone, 10 problems are set for each category: youth, rec, int, advanced, and open. Top 6 men and women will compete in a single onsight pro final.

3 hr redpoint climbing sessions, so it’s just like a day at the gym, but with all new problems and great comp energy.

Youth sessions in the am, adults 5-8 pm

We feed you for FREE with the La Sportiva BBQ, Avery Beer, and Mix 1

Pull-up Contest!

Huge raffle!

Remember Pro Finals 2010?

Pre-register to make your life easier on comp day. Also you can find answers to any questions you might have at this link.

See you at The Spot!

The Gun Show | The Spot Bouldering Gym & Climbing School | Boulder, CO

Categories: 2012, Comps, Gun Show, SBS 8

New Hold Company on the List – 3D Climb

September 24, 2012 2 comments  ~  ~  ~  Norway


Out of Norway and focused on the style of Fontainebleau comes 3D holds. Here are some of the shapes from their site

Catalog – ‎

Anyone have any experience with ’em?

Maintenance For Membership Opportunity! – UPDATED

September 23, 2012 2 comments

Hi all!

You may have heard of the Spot’s successful M4M (Maintenance for Membership) program. The program allows you to earn hours towards free membership months by helping us at The Spot. You can also use your hours for comp entry fees.

We have a limited number of spaces open for M4Mers with the routesetting crew during comp season. Setting M4M helpers will help us strip and clean up the walls the nights before comp setting and also help wash holds. There may be other tasks available as well, for example, during Psychedelia hours will be available for decorating the walls, and Josh Paton, facilities manager, often needs help hanging banners, signs, and lights, setting up barriers and tables, etc…

M4Mers with good availability will be given first priority, and existing M4Mers in good standing will be given first priority at future jobs. We really appreciate all the help, and please understand that we are trading you good value for your work, so this is a job, and if you sign up we expect you to show up.

For the upcoming Gun Show, we are looking for help for the following times. End times are approximate and will depend on if the job is finished and your availability. If you want to help but can’t come in til a little later than the time listed, email me and we’ll see what we can do:

Wednesday  9/26  –  10pm – 11:30pm  – strip and clean up the Beach and Dojo

Thursday 9/27 –  12pm (noon) – 2pm  –  wash holds

Thursday 9/27  –  10pm – midnight  –  strip and clean up rest of gym

Friday 9/28 – 12pm (noon) – 2, or whenever – wash holds

If you have questions or are interested in helping through the Maintenance for Membership program, please email me at  Thanks!

UPDATE – We have filled all the positions for this event with the setting department. There may be additional opportunities available with facilities, email Josh Paton at if you are interested. Also, we will have more m4m shifts available for Psychedelia in October, and will be working the week of Oct 16th-19th to prepare for that event. If you are interested in those shifts please email so I can get you on the list and also email if you are interested in helping decorate the gym for Psychedelia on October 20th. Thanks!

Categories: 2012, Comps, SBS 8

New Film from LT11 – ABYSS!!!

September 17, 2012 Leave a comment

The film includes many first ascents by setter Jon as well as some Danny from 2011 and some Dave. Interviews include Glassberg and Rich Crowder as well as John Sherman, Joe Kinder, Ben Scott, Ben Spannuth, Chris Schulte, Paige Claassen, Peter Beal, Access Fund Director Brady Robinson, Revolution/Pusher founder/owner Clark Shelk, Herm Feissner, and even a short bit from Chris Sharma! Climbers include Glassberg, Crowder, Claassen, Spannuth, Schulte, Wetmore, Matty Hong, Matt Wilder, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Ryan Silven, Adam Healy (uncredited), and even a distance shot of our good friends Devin Finucane and Chris Taylor questing up some unknown alpine cracks.

For outtakes, the free full-length download, and more, go to the Abyss LT11 site by clicking the logo here:

Nice job Jon, Jordan, and Rich on this fantastic new film!

First 8B+ / V14 for Dave Wetmore!

September 16, 2012 Leave a comment

We would like to congratulate setter Dave Wetmore on his first V14 with Big Worm at Mount Evans. This was unfinished business for Dave, who 7 years ago injured his pulley so badly on this problem that he had to return home to Boston and have surgery. After a break from climbing he slowly recovered and came back to Colorado to finish the boulder. Finish he did, sending Friday the 14th. Nice job Dave!

Dave’s send on

Categories: 2012, Outdoor Climbing, Setters

Reset Updates for Yosemite and Back Hueco (Sept 4th & 5th) + Another Weird Break

September 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Last week we reset the back Hueco and the Yosemite wall.

New Back Hueco

New Back Hueco

From this set there are some sweet problems including the wonderful yellow balance problem in the scoop. Start right, move to yellow brick in left side of scoop, match, foot up left, somehow get up and left to the jug. Nice!


New Yosemite

New right Yosemite

New Middle Yosemite

New Left Yosemite

Things to notice about the new set on the Yosemite:

1) Problems are roughly color-coded by hold color.

2) Some problems have multiple finish points–each is marked with a U box.

3) There is a white traverse that runs the length of the wall.

Hopefully these things will make it easier for kids and newer climbers to enjoy the Yosemite wall.


Another Weird Break

Well this isn’t right…


It just broke off the wall. Don’t worry, this isn’t normal hold behavior. Definitely strange. Considering the number of these we’ve broken, I’d say this urethane has proved to be too soft, or something. Too many have fallen apart.


So that’s all for now. Stay tuned for an explanation of just what we were doing to the Front Hueco last week.

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