Innovations in Climbing: The Climbing Trail

Story by Maya Gans / Whether beginning the strenuous four hour approach to Lone Peak Cirque, or heading up to Catherine’s Pass to finally tick off Seth’s Arete for some after-work bouldering, you can hear the battle cry of approaching climbers: “Almost there!” I can find meditation in the slow …

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Innovations in Climbing: The Hangboard

by Maya Gans / Seeking climbing in winter, I made the pilgrimage to Joshua Tree National Park where I fell in love with the iconic classic line, ‘Leave it to Beaver’. In search for beta, I found myself watching John Bachar free solo it in a 1980 TV special “That’s …

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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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Innovations in Climbing: Quickdraws

by Maya Jaffe /  You made it through the crux section you’ve rehearsed for weeks, and desperately find the rest. You shake out and assess what’s to come. Halfway up the route you’ve reached the second crux, a technical crimp through a roof. You backstep for full extension, grab the …

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Innovations in Climbing: Volumes

by Maya Jaffe / Any attempt to research volumes will prove they are one of the most elusive, yet ubiquitous, pieces of indoor climbing related equipment. With their sheer size and geometric considerations, the underrated yet pervasive volume has the ability to resculpt climbing walls with every new setting. Volumes …

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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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Innovations in Climbing: The GRIGRI

by Maya Jaffe / From the days of swami belts, buttonheads, and EBs, climbing gear has dramatically changed to maximize both comfort and safety. To appreciate and better understand this evolution, we’ve created a new monthly blog series: Innovations in Climbing. At Momentum, the most prolific belay devices are assisted-braking …

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