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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‘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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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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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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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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