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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Danny and The Offwidth Army

Story by Jon Vickers / You squeeze, push, and pull to try to expand your body to fill the void between the rock you’re swimming in. The size is wrong for any single body part to jam, so instead, you must resort to unusual combinations of body parts to create …

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Remembering Mark Davis

by Chris Noble / Mark Andrew Davis was Momentum’s first contract member.  When the Sandy Gym opened in 2006 Mark was first in line for a membership. That’s where I met him, and his booming laugh and self-deprecating humor drew me immediately.  It was the beginning of a friendship that …

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Mo’s Most Check-Ins

by Maya Jaffe / Momentum Sandy has reached its 10 year anniversary, Millcreek is going on 3 years, and Lehi is rapidly approaching its 2nd birthday. Over the past decade, we’ve had many loyal members and lots of wonderful visitors come and go. This article highlights the member from each …

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Momentum Stewardship: Learning Sustainable Trail Work

Momentum wants to support the local climbing community in any way that we can. That’s why our Regional Manager Chris McFarland and Regional Facilities Director Rich Connors decided to learn more about technical trail work from the SLCA and the Access Fund. In a this three day event, Chris and …

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Meet Alex Puccio and Joel Zerr

by Jon Vickers / We would like to introduce you to our newest Momentum staff members, Alex Puccio and Joel Zerr. With over 30 years of combined climbing experience, this talented couple from Boulder, CO, is getting after their new roles at Momentum and are excited to experience all the …

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Mo Staff: Noah Bigwood – VP of Development and Construction

by Jon Vickers / Noah took to the mountains and cliffs in 1976 and has pursued climbing passionately ever since. In addition to a variety of international trips and competitions, he founded a successful climbing guide service in Moab, UT in 2001. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from …

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