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Other Slope mixes music and climbing

Chalk-covered hands and guitar strings might not normally go hand in hand, but at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, anything goes ” especially during the Other Slope.

Since December, the center’s climbing wall has been slightly transformed every third Friday of the month, with an open mic music series encouraging all would-be performers to play a few songs or show off their talents.

Eric Brendlinger, youth recreation coordinator, says he launched the Other Slope as a way to bring a few more folks out during the winter and to diversify the offerings at the community center.

“It’s been pretty good so far ” we’ve had about 10-15 people stepping up to play every night we’ve offered it,” he says. “And we’ve had kids as young as 11 playing.

“It’s pretty cool … we get a lounge atmosphere going on the landing area and the acoustics are pretty good. And we still have climbing going on at the same time.”

Tonight’s Other Slope show, entitled “Harps and Harnesses,” will probably be the last one for the season, although Brendlinger says he’s hoping to run the event again next winter.

“My advice to anyone who wants to play is just show up,” he says. “We’ve been having a lot of fun all winter.”

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