Nathaniel Coleman’s New FA: Power of the Psych

Video by Ben Nielson / When Nathaniel Coleman first scoped out the textured edges on a stately project boulder in the Swell, he thought the line might go at V9 or so. That grade began to creep up to double digits as he and Ben Tresco started working with the sub-par …

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Bouldering Is For Everyone

Video by Jon Vickers / Here at Momentum, we welcome seasoned pros, never-have-I-evers, dirtbags, recreationalists, training fiends, weekend warriors, grandparents, toddlers, and everyone in between. No matter what your background in climbing is, we know you’ll find a spot that’s just right for you in our community, because after all… Bouldering Is For …

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Trench Warfare, Net Style

Story by Mason Earle / There is a circus net that lives in my attic. It’s 50 feet long and twenty feet wide, made from cheap paracord and old climbing ropes. I built it specifically for climbing––like a giant crash pad for free soloing. My original vision was to use …

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Momentum Silver Street Opening Set

Video by Jon Vickers / When you set a gang of some of the best routesetters in the American West loose on a gym full of blank climbing walls, the best way to describe it is “kids in a candy store.” Whether you’re trying out bouldering for the first time, sussing out sequences …

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Hurricane Harvey: From My Eyes

Story and Photos by Tuesday Kahl / THE CALM On Wednesday, August 23rd, I got off work late and decided on a whim to get some grocery shopping done. I spent over an hour in H-E-B lazily making my purchases––I bought some snacks and water, and enjoyed the slow traffic …

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Meet the Writer: Maya Gans

Story by Maya Gans / I yelled in agony and excitement as I jammed my way up Wall Street’s 30 Seconds over Potash, and after thrashing, grunting, and thrushing, I reveled in my success when I made it about a third of the way up the route. My hands and …

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Climbing Is For Everyone

Video by Jon Vickers and Ben Neilson / Join us on our journey as we share our love for the sport of climbing and help build better climbers along the way. Together, let’s continue to grow our amazing community.

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Trip Report: Back to Bishop

Story by Mason Earle / My partner Nik and I were 4 pitches from the top of El Cap, crammed together at an exposed belay below the final hard pitch of the new free route we’ve been working to establish. It was the end of our fall season, and the …

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Never Never Land, a Free Climbing Project

Story by Mason Earle / I was infatuated with Yosemite and El Capitan before I even started climbing. Rocks and cliffs just appealed to me, and the thought of a cliff over half a mile tall was mind-boggling. I first climbed El Cap when I was 18, and it stuck …

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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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