Climb Up, Win Cash, Party Down!

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Summer Stimulus is almost here! At RJ Centennial this Saturday, August 5 we'll be serving free Whiskey Barrel Coffee, free food off the grill, free beer from Lone Tree Brewing, and don't forget the main attraction: the Summer Stimulus Climbing Comp! For only $15 come compete on 40 brand new bouldering problems. Climb as hard as you can from 9am-1pm and see if you are one of the top 5 females or top 5 males to qualify for the finals round at 2pm. The top 3 finishers of each gender split the cash purse, which is 50% of all registration fees!

Please note, we welcome spectators at the Summer Stimulus Comp, but only competitors will be allowed on the walls from 9am-1pm this Saturday. RJ Thornton will be open all day.

On August 26 we will host our semi-annual North vs South Youth Comp at RJ Thornton from 9am-12pm and will be closed to non-competitors till noon. RJ Centennial will be open all day.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, August 5 - Summer Stimulus Comp & Party at RJ Centennial
    (Spectators welcome, only competitors allowed on walls till 1pm)
  • Saturday, August 12 - Castlewood Canyon Climbing Day
  • Saturday, August 26 - North vs South Youth Comp at RJ Thornton (closed till noon)
  • Wednesday, August 30 - Intro to Multi-pitch & Transitions Clinic at RJ Centennial

Rope up at the Castlewood Canyon Climbing Day

Free Guided Climbing Saturday August 12

Back for a second year, join us at the Castlewood Canyon Climbing Day Saturday, August 12 from 10am-2pm. Use the West Entrance to the park and look for us in the second parking lot on the left. RJ will be running a free top rope belay clinic in the lot. Our friends from DMG will have some top ropes set up in the canyon for you to climb, so bring your harness and climbing shoes. Stick around till the end of the day, you could win sweet prizes in the raffle. We hope to see you there!

Intro to Multi-Pitch and Transitions at RJ Centennial

With DMG's Kevin Capps

Join us on August 30 from 6:00-8:30pm at RJ Centennial for this invaluable clinic. Topics covered will include building a proper anchor, how to belay a follower, and transitioning from follower to leader. The clinic costs $35, or $30 for RJ Members. Check out more info below and register now!

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Clinic, Comp, and Party at RJ

Happy belated 4th, everyone! We hope you had a chance to celebrate with family and friends. More importantly, we hope you've been getting outside plenty and sending all those epic projects! You outdoor craggers may be interested in the Rock Rescue Clinic we have planned next Wednesday (sign up at the end of this email). Please note, we are taking advantage of the slower summer pace and on Saturday, July 22 both gyms will close at 3:00pm for an all-staff party. But we will make it up to you in a big way with our annual customer appreciation party at the Summer Stimulus Competition and Celebration on Saturday, August 5 at RJ Centennial (more info below). We hope to see everyone there!

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, July 19 - Intro to Rock Rescue Clinic at RJ Centennial
  • Saturday, July 22 - Both Gyms close at 3:00pm
  • Saturday, August 5 - Summer Stimulus Comp & Party at RJ Centennial

Summer Stimulus '17 Competition and Celebration

Great Problems, Cash Prizes, and Free Food

The Summer Stimulus Comp is back for a second year at RJ Centennial! This year's summer party will feature a bouldering competition on 40 brand new problems. The preliminary round runs from 9am-1pm and is $15 to enter. The purse is 50% of all registration fees! The top 5 females and top 5 males after prelims compete in finals at 2pm, and the top 3 finishers of each gender split the purse! Climbing will be closed to non-competitors till 1pm, but you don't need to climb to attend. We'll serve free Whiskey Barrel Coffee in the morning,and fire up the grills for a cookout around noon. Plus, we'll have beer on tap from Lone Tree Brewing. Food and drink are free, so sign up now!


Intro to Rock Rescue at RJ Centennial on July 19

Must-have Skills for any Outdoor Climber

Whether you are climbing at the local crag or tackling larger objectives in the mountains, these self-sufficient rescue skills are essential for you and your climbing partner to know. On Wednesday, July 19 we will explore the building blocks for self-rescue techniques such as essential hitches and knots, as well as practicing belay escapes and other technical rope skills to advance your climbing in this hands-on clinic led by Denver Mountain Guiding founder Kevin Capps. $30 for RJ Members, $35 for non-members. Whether you are learning for the first time or refreshing old skills, space is limited in this indispensable clinic, so sign up now!


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June Updates from RJ

Break out the SPF 45, because it sure feels like summer! We're coming up on the solstice, which means more daylight to sneak out to the crags for weekday evening sending sessions. Get yourself prepared for the outdoors with a couple clinics held at RJ Centennial this month. Or get yourself some firsthand outdoor experience with one of the clinics at one of our biggest events of the summer, Climb Denver's Backyard!

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, June 14 - Warrior's Way Falling & Commitment Clinic at RJ Centennial
  • Saturday, June 24 - Climb Denver's Backyard at the AAC in Golden
  • Wednesday, June 28 - Intro to Multi-Pitch and Transitions Clinic at RJ Centennial

Climb Denver's Backyard: Outdoor Clinics & BBQ

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In partnership with Denver Mountain Guiding and the American Alpine Club, RJ is bringing back Climb Denver's Backyard! On June 24 DMG guides will lead several outdoor clinics in Clear Creek Canyon throughout the morning. In the afternoon, we will return to the AAC Headquarters in Golden for an afterparty with BBQ, beer, and some friendly lawn games. Clinics are only $20 and space is limited, so sign up now! The afterparty is free and open to everyone. Please also sign up for the afterparty in addition to any clinics so we are sure to prepare enough food. While the BBQ is free, we ask that you bring a donation to help support the American Alpine Club's Live Your Dream Grant. The purpose of this grant is to support and promote unforgettable experiences for climbers—to dream big, to grow, and to inspire others.


Intro to Multi-Pitch and Transitions at RJ Centennial

Join us on June 28 from 6:00-8:30pm at RJ Centennial for this invaluable clinic. Topics covered will include building a proper anchor, how to belay a follower, and transitioning from follower to leader. The clinic costs $35, or $30 for RJ Members. Check out more info below and register now!


Conquer Fear and Push Your Lead Climbing Further

Struggling to push past the fear of falling on the sharp end of the rope? Warrior's Way instructor Jes Meiris is coming back to RJ to run a falling and commitment clinic. You will learn to assess fall risks, how to mentally prepare for falls, and will incrementally build to bigger and bigger falls to help you get beyond the limitations caused by fear. Jes will be at RJ Centennial Wednesday, June 14 from 5:30-10:00pm. The clinic is full, but email rj2@climbthebest.com to sign up for the wait list.


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