The Send: Bouldering Competition March 8


1017124_10153782159095578_1449783963_nOur annual spring event – we have two comps in one: CCS for the collegiate climbers and Open Citizens for everyone else.

The executive directors have ten years of diverse event production background, including ten years of climbing competitions, triathlons, mud runs, adventure races, and more. We take our experience there and apply it to an annual climbing festivity!

Why compete? For most people, climbing is not inherently a competitive thing. While there is a format that allows us to quantify skill, the real value in climbing comps is the level of support you get from your peers, the extra “push” you get in trying to do your best that day on all-new routes you’ve never climbed before, and the big ol’ party that celebrates what you love!

We will have finals and a children’s division!

SLO Op comps feature:

cheap entry that covers guest setters, free beer, and refreshments for the setters who work three solid days to get ready for this thing
new shirt designs
prizes like chalkbags, ropes, shoes, and stickers
free beer
food available from neighboring vendors
dj or emcee keeping the energy up the whole time
And don’t forget the extras, like our famous ALPINE KNOT TYING CONTEST!

If you’re not from here, we suggest you check out all the awesome stuff there is to do in SLO: we’ve got beaches, wine tasting, great food and bars, and climbing *in town!*

Tickets available here!

Climbing legend Timy Fairfield comes to SLO-Op

Timy_Intro to Intergrated Climbing Movement Fitness Training

Hello SLO-Opers

We are very excited to announce that world champion, X-Games champion and climbing legend Timy Fairfield will be visiting our neck of the woods to help our great setters get even better. In addition Timy will be hosting a member only clinic on Saturday February 22nd from 5-7pm titled Intro to Integrated Climbing Movement Fitness Training This clinic is targeted at experienced gym climbers wishing to increase their climbing abilities through movement based fitness training on the wall. Participants will be introduced to creative movement integrated fitness exercises and drills on the climbing wall that render training more stimulating and help unlock the keys to maximizing performance. These include:

  • Proper warm-up
  • Speed of execution
  • Integrated technical rhythm drills
  • Power endurance and recovery
  • Structuring workouts to maximize your time at the gym


The cost for the clinic is $45, payable at the door in cash or check, and includes an awesome raffle including

  • Adidas: $200 gift certificate redeemable for online purchases
  • Mad Rock: gift certificate for 1 free pair of climbing shoes
  • Polar Electro: 1 Heart Rate monitor (full kit: watch and chest strap transmitter)
  • Deuter: 1 hydration pack, chalk bags
  • Hylete Athletic Clothing: $50 online purchase credit
  • Mind FX: performance drink mix samples for all participants + 1 bucket of drink mix powder as a prize
  • Rock Candy: Finger board & T-shirts
  • Revolution: 1 boulder bucket / brush packs

This clinic is limited to 12 people, so first 12 win! so click attend on our Facebook page

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