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Spot Setting Blog as a Resource

April 26, 2017 Leave a comment

I’m sure some have noticed the complete lack of new posts for the last year and a half. There are a few reasons for that, mostly that Jackie (that’s me) has been extremely busy with Kilter Climbing Grips (that’s my climbing hold company) and that none of the other setters have taken on the blog thus far.

That said, this blog has lots of useful info on it and we’ve actually continued to add useful info (see the menus above, specifically the Big Hold Company Lists and the General Setting Info sections). There’s also a lot of info here on past World Cups from when Jackie used to cover them in depth with photos and then links to the podcasts she did with John Blomquist and Chalk Talk over the past few years. For those reasons, the blog will live on for now as just a place to store these resources until such a time another setter takes on the joy of updating with our newest boulders of the week and other fun setting info.

Thanks for visiting!

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Psychedelia 2015 – Theme Announcement – Dr. Seuss

October 1, 2015 1 comment

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The Spot’s 2015 Psychedelia is almost here! This year we’re going all out with our Dr. Seuss theme, and we can’t wait to see what crazy Seussian costumes you all come up with.

Need to know what glows? Read this article from 2013

Remember this sick artwork Hunter Damiani did last year?

Psychedelia 2014 Hunter Damiani Enix art

He’s got big plans for this year as well.

Gonna come? Good! Click below:

Click here to pre-register (recommended, this event will sell out) and more info on The Spot’s main website.

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European Boulder Championships 2015 – Women’s Qualis

May 15, 2015 Leave a comment
Petra Klingler European Boulder Championships 2015 Innsbruck

Petra Klingler looking strong so far this season.

 

The Women’s Qualis video from Stuntwerk shows all 10 climbs from the two qualifying sets of boulders. Once again there are many names I don’t know, as it seems like lots of countries who don’t usually compete are present here and also many younger climbers are here. I wonder how many will continue on to compete in the regular IFSC Bouldering World Cups this season.

Women’s Quali Video

The coolest moment I think was probably the figure 4.

European Boulder Championships 2015 Innsbruck Women's Qualifiers Figure 4

Well, and the dyno that resulted in this near miss that Shauna Coxsey captured:

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Women’s Quali Results

The girls who made it are a mix of girls we’ve all heard of and been watching for the past several seasons and names that are brand new to me.

1st – In Group B Petra Klingler and Anna Stöhr both flashed everything to tie for first. Katha Saurwein was the highest scoring competitor in Group A, with 4 flashes and a flash to the 5th bonus, so she’s tied for 1st as well. It looks like nobody finished the 5th boulder in Group A.

4th –  Dinara Fakhritdinova from Russia was one fall behind Katha in Group A.

5th – Stasa Gejo (SRB) and Katharina Posch (AUT)

7th – Fanny Gibert (FRA) and Jessica Pilz (AUT)

9th – Charlotte Durif (FRA) and one of my favorites, Melissa Le Neve (FRA)

11th – Anna Gallyamova (RUS) and Jernej Kruder’s little sister Julija Kruder (SLO)

13th – Monika Retschy (GER) and Berit Schwaiger (AUT)

15th – Mina Markovic (SLO) and Juliane Wurm (GER) — These two have both won boulder World Cups before

17th – Yulia Abramchuk (RUS) and Hannah Midtboe (NOR)

19th – Leah Crane (GBR — yeah!) and Mélanie Sandoz (FRA)

There were a whopping 67 women total and of those that didn’t make it I’ve only heard of a few of ’em. Good job to everyone on what looked like a heated qualifying round where 3 tops wasn’t always enough to get through.

Full Women’s Results

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Semifinals start around 10 Boulder time right here:

European Bouldering Championship 2015 Semifinals

 

 

 

Another excellent blog to check out with DIY Info

February 15, 2015 Leave a comment

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Through a rather roundabout method we’ve heard of http://homerockclimbingwalls.com/ and we are impressed enough to share it with those of you who are interested in home wall info. Building a wall? Use this and other sites on our “General Setting Info” tab to find helpful info. Always consult a professional if you have any questions and to confirm the stability of your structure. Good luck!

Home Rock Climbing Walls

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New General Setting Info Link – Build a 100 Degree Rail

January 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Sorry for the general lack of updates. Things are very busy but luckily there is tons of other useful setting info and conversation going on on the internet. The Routesetters Anonymous group on Facebook in particular is a great place for group discussion for setters around the world!

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In quick news, I added another link to the site under General Setting Info. A company called Big Deal Volumes has published a handy guide for building a wooden 100 Degree rail triangle volume. Check it out!

100 Degree Volume

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Psychedelia is happening right now!!!

October 25, 2014 Leave a comment
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Setting Volunteers Needed for Psychedelia!

October 17, 2014 Leave a comment
Alex competing in finals at Psychedelia 2014 by Katrin Bell

Alex competing in finals at Psychedelia 2014 by Katrin Bell

It’s time again! Psychedelia 2014 is nearly upon us and we’ve got a ton of work to do to get the gym looking amazing. The setting crew is looking for volunteers to help us strip walls, clean up holds, wash holds, decorate problems, and do other tasks.

Want to be a part of the most legendary competition ever? Want to earn spectator entry, comp entry and/or a membership? Email us at routesetting@thespotgym.com and we’ll get you some hours. Thanks!

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