Upcoming Community Events
Climb Denver’s Backyard: A Day of Free Clinics, Beer, and BBQ
Back by popular demand, on July 25 join RJ staff-members and Outer Edge Performance guides for free outdoor clinics followed by an after party at the American Alpine Club with free BBQ and beer! Clinics cover everything from transitioning to outdoor climbing for the first time, to basic rescue, to projecting outside with RJ Routesetters Jamie and Clay. Space is limited, so use the links below to reserve your spot now! If you plan to attend the after party, please register for that event in addition to any clinic(s).
The AAC is raising funds for their Live Your Dream Grant. The purpose of the Live Your Dream Grant is to support and promote unforgettable experiences for climbers—specifically, experiences that provide the skills and confidence to realize one’s climbing ambitions; to dream big, to grow as a climber, and to inspire others. Bring your checkbook and your generous spirit to fund an individual or small team and help them realize their climbing dreams!
This summer we are offering several workshops to help solidify your skills for climbing outdoors. Led by Tim Burke of Outer Edge Performance, workshops will cover important topics such as what to do when you drop your belay device, important knots and hitches, building top rope anchors, and an introduction to rescue. Space is limited. The shorter workshops are free with gym entry. Longer clinics are 4 hours in the gym and 6 hours outdoors before the Climb Denver’s Backyard After Party, and cost $195. Check out the calendar (or the links below) for dates and to get registered.
– June 2: Workshop – Dropped Your Belay Device (RJ1)
– June 24: Workshop – Dropped Your Belay Device (RJ2)
– July 8: Workshop – Critical Knots and Hitches (RJ1)
– July 18 & 25: Indoor/Outdoor Clinic – Intro to Rescue (RJ1)
– July 19 & 25: Indoor/Outdoor Clinic – Top Rope Anchor Building (RJ2)
– July 22: Workshop – Critical Knots and Hitches (RJ2)
Have climbing injuries held you back from progressing and meeting your climbing goals? Do you want to learn how to manage and prevent climbing injuries? Come learn about climbing specific ailments, the best methods for preventing injuries, and the treatments to get you back to your project ASAP!
The clinic will be put on by:
Matt Hagar (DPT) of
Altitude Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
Past Community Events
Strengths of Feet (or Feats of Strength)
Please join us Saturday June 20 from 3-7pm for a customer appreciation BBQ, farewell to Tricia and Corey Carver, and a fundraiser for A Precious Child.
We are setting special climbing challenges to test your strength, flexibility, and mental fortitude. For each challenge you complete, you get a raffle ticket and those tickets give you the opportunity to win sweet swag from our awesome sponsors (see below).
Help us support A Precious Child by bringing new school supplies or cash to donate to their Fill a Backpack Program. Every year, A Precious Child fills over 7000 backpacks with school supplies for disadvantaged and displaced children in Colorado. Their goal is to fill over 7600 backpacks this year. Please help us send these kids back to school with the proper supplies. They are in need of backpacks, large erasers, glue sticks, bottled glue, scissors, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencils, highlighters, rulers, folders, loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks. Bins will be available at both locations.
Of course, we are also going to eat and drink as no party is complete without that. We are providing free food and beer with gym entry. Please join us to celebrate our climbing community and send the Carvers off in style. We will close RJ1 at 3pm so that our whole staff can enjoy the party with you.
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.
USA Climbing Sport Climbing Competition: April 11th 2015 RJ2
The USA Climbing Sport Climbing Competition is returning for its second year at ROCK’n & JAM’n. This year’s competition will be held at RJ2 on Saturday, April 11th. The competition is one of the local competitions athletes compete in on the road to the Regional finals and potentially Divisionals and Nationals. Spaces are limited and preregistration is strongly recommended. Athletes must compete with their age category.
Winter Wonderland Party
December 6, 2014
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:
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
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. Thank 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”
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
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!”