Upcoming Community Events

Bouldering League

Starting the week of Feb. 16th

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The gym’s most popular semi-annual climbing series returns for another season. This is a great event for EVERYONE. Each week we will set 7 boulder problems for climbers from beginner to expert. Each climber will be teamed up with others to take on the week’s problems. The team with the most combined points at the end of the series wins.

Over the years we have had members tell us The League is a great way to learn technique, train, and meet new friends. If you have any questions or are just curious, stop in and try it out. The League is totally free and we would love to have you.

Warrior’s Way Falling and Commitment Clinic: Feb 24 and March 2

This training addresses falling directly to help improve commitment. We do progressive falling practice, followed by movement, breathing, resting, and body/mind awareness exercises. Finally, students apply everything to a goal route. Students leave understanding how to take appropriate risks and how to commit to those risks.

What you’ll learn:

  • To fall safely
  • To give a cushioned belay
  • To distinguish between no- and yes-fall zones
  • How to engage no- and yes-fall zones
  • To break a climb into smaller risk events
  • Better risk assessment
  • How to rest effectively
  • To improve breathing
  • To trust the body
  • To create flow and momentum
  • To commit more deliberately
  • To reduce fear

Pre-requisites:
Able to toprope 5.8 in a gym with no falls
Climb indoors/outdoors at least 1-2 times per week
At least 6 months of continuous climbing experience within the last year

You can also find more information on their website here.

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USA Climbing Sport Climbing Competition: April 11th RJ2

Check back in shortly for more details of prices and division times.

 

Past Events

Winter Wonderland Party

December 6, 2014

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The annual Winter Wonderland Party at RJ1 was a great success this year. In the spirit of the holidays we wanted to take the time to say thank you and give back to all our great customers.

 

If you missed it there was climbing oriented holiday festivities for individuals, couples, and families with special twist. For the kids the Grinch Gift Grab had to be the winner for the night. Adults were able to get in plenty of climbing, dry tooling, and a bit of pad stacking.

All of you that took a photo in the Photo Booth you can find them here:

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Thank you to all that help us share the holiday spirit with children not as fortunate as us. The toy collection bin is overflowing.  The toys will go to help kids in the Colorado area to have the Christmas they deserve.

ABS Local True Grip Bouldering Competition

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2014-10-11 True Grip 20 Flat - Web (640x427)True Grip returned for its second year at ROCK’n & JAM’n.  Climbers showed up in force this year, over 200 local climbers in all! Through all the madness many personal bests were met.  No matter the age or skill level everyone had a chance at being a champion for a day.  2014-10-11 True Grip 10 Flat - WebThank you to everyone that came out along with all the sponsors that donated prizes to reward the outstanding climbing done by everyone.

Step Up Your Game

“Learn About Fear and Mental Control for Sport Performance”

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Once again professional climber Matt Lloyd put on a stellar show to a maximum capacity crowd. He shared the science behind fear along with tips and tricks he has used over the years to keep his mental edge under the pressure of pushing the limits of modern rock and ice climbing grades.

Thank you to The Denver Beer Company for suppling the venue and great beers as well.

Climb Denver’s Backyard: A Day of Free Clinics, Beer, and BBQ

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42 climbers showed up at the American Alpine Headquarters in Golden, Colorado on June 21st for the free “Climb Denver’s Backyard” event hosted by RJ, the American Alpine Club, and Outer Edge Performance. They headed out to climbing areas in Clear Creek Canyon and at North Table Mountain in order to cover topics just as building top rope anchors, an introduction to climbing outdoors, leading outdoor routes, and technique workshops.
The day concluded with a group of 70 gathering to enjoy some free BBQ and beer, compete in a crash-pad-stacking competition, and to watch a slideshow presented by professional climber Matt Segal.

Thank you to those who came out for the festivities, and to our event sponsors! It was a great day, but don’t take our word for it, check out reviews from some of the participants:

“All in all, I’d give the event five stars and would love to do it again if given the chance!”

“Aleya and Travis were awesome! Learned a lot about crag etiquette and safety. They also made me feel very comfortable about climbing outside. Wish we could have climbed more routes but thanks for a great learning experience!”

“The class was amazing. Mike was very instructive and payed close attention to each and every one of us to make sure we had the basics correct. Thank you so much! I look forward to climbing with you!”