St. Patrick’s Day Party!

St. Patrick’s Day will be here soon and we are ready to throw down for a block party!  It will start Sunday, March 17th, 11am and Shoes & Brews and Longmont Climbing Collective have created challenges to start your day off right!

We have challenges running at both locations that day! Take part in both and earn free limited edition swag! Take part in both and also earn an entry into our massive raffle giveaways which include Saucony Kinvara shoes, LCC Punch cards, memberships, apparel, beer, and more!

We’ve got the challenges broken down below, but you can also join us at Shoes & Brews to drink two St. Patricks Day Shoes & Brews exclusive beer releases: Irish Red and Green Wheat! We will also have The Flavor Cartel out that day serving up Corn Beef Sandwiches!

Shoes & Brews opens early at 10 am. LCC opens normal hours at 9 am, but all challenges kick off at 11 am!  Here’s what we’ve got going down that day, all the challenges kick off at 11 am!

Shoes & Brews presents – THE 800 M BEER CHALLENGE:
So you’ve heard of their 800 M Road Challenge and you’ve heard of the Beer Mile, we’ve combined the two in a unique way for a shorter faster challenge. You’ll be running two laps of our mapped our course. You start by drinking an 8 oz beer, run a lap, drink a beer, run a lap, drink a beer. Best time for the day wins bragging rights for the next year, as we will ONLY run this challenge once a year!  You can reserve your spot in one of the heats, heats go from 11 am – 1 pm, starting every 15 minutes.  Free to participant. Green beer provided for challenge with valid ID.  Kids 800 challege run at 800 m with water at 11 am heat!  Call or email into [email protected].com to reserve a spot! Once they are full we will not run any more!

Longmont Climbing Collective Max Challenge – including pull-ups, grip and pull-ups. A chance to explore all the cool things happening at LCC. Each event can take place at a different spot in LCC.
Challenge your skills and test your strength on each of the challenges.

If you do both challenges, you get special edition swag for the day! You are also entered into the St. Patrick’s Day raffle with prizes like: Saucony Kinvara shoes, apparel, beer, LCC Memberships, punchcards and more!

Kid friendly and dog friendly!  Join in on the fun, or come and watch the challenges with us!

Tell us you’re you’re coming by RSVP’ing on Facebook –

Welcome Erin Doyle – LCC’s newest bouldering coach

After moving to Colorado Springs from Northern New Mexico in his early teens, Erin began his life-changing ascent through the adventures of climbing on the famous, albeit somewhat chossy, red sandstone pinnacles in the Garden of the Gods. When climbing gyms were not a thing, Erin found creative ways to climb every day by setting up a less than sophisticated way of top roping the stone chimney of the family house or bolting rocks and poorly molded Bondo “climbing holds” to the side of the tree house. After discovering a primitive climbing gym in The Springs in the early 90’s, and enjoying a short career in the competitive circuit, Erin took part in coaching the youth team, teaching individuals the nuances of vertical movement, as well as some outdoor guiding. When it came time to “get a real job,” Erin started a career as a wildland firefighter in 2002 after being evacuated from the Hayman Fire that devastated Colorado and has been fighting fires around the country ever since. Erin has spent much time on the granite big walls of Yosemite, the overhanging limestone caves of Greece, and everywhere in between. Erin’s passion is watching the flame grow in peoples’ spirits as they begin their journey in climbing and bouldering. His mantra for people just starting out in the sport, as they nurse forearms so fatigued that gripping the steering wheel to drive home becomes potentially problematic, is “Welcome to your new addiction!”

He’s currently teaching the Intro to Bouldering Class.  It starts Monday, March 4th at 6:30 PM and runs on Monday’s for 4 weeks.  You can sign up here –