Setter Series: Aesthetics with Steven

Video by Jon Vickers / In our second episode of Momentum’s Setter Series we focus on the look and feel of a route or problem. Route Setting Director Steven Jeffery weighs in on how he uses Aesthetics to take his setting from being simply cool moves to something inspiring that you want …

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Pairs Who Are Pushing It!

Story by Mason Earle / Rob and Shanna Rob and Shanna have been living and climbing in the Salt Lake area since the turn of the century. A true climber couple, they met at Rockreation and began dating in 2003. Shanna recalls their long history of climbing at Momentum, “I …

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‘PRO’fessional Climbers

Story & Photos by Jon Vickers / The dirtbag lifestyle is often romanticized as the only way to climb your heart out, but these climbers have found a way to make their jobs and other obligations exist in harmony with their climbing. As a tribute to all those who strive …

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Adapt and Overcome

Story by Caitlin Christensen /  If you’ve been to Sandy or Millcreek on a Wednesday evening, you may have seen a group of kids climbing with Splore in the Rock On! Program, a mentoring-based climbing program for children with disabilities and their siblings. One of the more recognizable  children in the …

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Who’s Team Momentum?

Story by Kyle O’Meara / The summer of 2016 marks a turning point, and an extremely exciting time for the sport of climbing. In July, climbing was officially declared an Olympic sport, slated to debut in the 2020 games! This decision will change our sport forever, and the next generation …

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Mo’ Committed Members

by Maya Jaffe / As Momentum sends double digits this October, we found it only appropriate to showcase some of our most dedicated members–from the climbers that started out asking how to tie a figure-8, to our members that started climbing before gyms were even an idea. Momentum’s patrons run …

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‘SJ’: A Setter’s Story

Story by Jon Vickers / If you’ve climbed around Salt Lake in the last quarter century, it’s likely you know or at least have heard of Steven Jeffery–if not by name, you may know is initials, ‘SJ.’ Steven has developed many of the hardest boulder problems in the region and …

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