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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The Best Setting Job Advice I’ve Seen

January 16, 2015 Leave a comment

BRC Job Description

We’re full at the moment, but for future reference I really agree with this wonderful post from our friend Brent over at the BRC. Except, you know, we only want people who want to set boulders and who boulder regularly. Read it here:

Boulder Rock Club Setters Go Looking For Work

Dawn Wall Goes Down

January 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Kevin Jorgeson Dawn Wall Double Underclings

From imgur. Kevin wallpaper. We have a nice shot of Jonny Hork from back in the day when we set a fun double-thumbercling trainer on the Font slab. I can’t find it now, of course. Congrats to Kevin and Tommy!

Categories: 2015, Outdoor Climbing

Hold Company List Update – Namaste Climbing

November 24, 2014 Leave a comment

There’s a new company on the Big Hold Company List – Namaste Climbing from Houston, Texas.

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Namaste Climbing ~ Dave@Namasteclimbing.com ~ Houston, Texas, USA

Update – website – http://www.namasteclimbing.com/

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Sorry for the general lack of updates lately. Been very busy with comps and Kilter. I’ve been testing out FrictionLabs Chalk still and I’m still very impressed. We’re carrying it at The Spot now and there will be a review up here soon. Check out their website for more info and to read a scientific paper that’ll make you feel even better about buying chalk with a unicorn on the package (like you needed another reason): FrictionLabs

Categories: 2014, Holds, Reviews

Psychedelia is happening right now!!!

October 25, 2014 Leave a comment
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Psychedelia 2014 – Alien Abduction!

October 18, 2014 2 comments

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The theme for SBS X Psychedelia is Alien Abduction!

Hunter Damiani created this awesome SBSX art around our Psychedelia theme. Don’t forget to get your limited-edition t-shirt before we sell out. T-shirts are free with a SBSX Season package or you can get one for $25 at the front desk.

Part of what makes Psychedelia amazing is all the tape art and props and special performers, and part of it is all the amazing glowing costumes! We’ve been hard at work getting the gym ready, and we hope you’ve been finding creative ways to make yourself glowingly amazing.

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Every year we get tons of questions about what glows and what doesn’t. To help clear things up, last year we made a long post about all kinds of costume fluorescents. Read it here: Psychedelia – What Glows and What Doesn’t?. Remember, this year’s theme is ALIEN ABDUCTION!

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Be an alien, be a UFO, be an abductee! We love seeing how creative everyone gets with their glowing costumes and we can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with this year!

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Oh yeah, and if you haven’t been before or don’t know, every year Psychedelia puts the gym at capacity, so if you want to come (and you do, trust us) we recommend pre-registration for spectators and climbers. Click here to pre-register for Psychedelia.

See you at The Spot!

 

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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