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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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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Fit To Climb

by Jonathan Vickers / A boombox blared as Ian Acker and 4 others fought through pushups, sit-ups, sprints and other exercises in Sugar House Park. A year before Fit To Recover was even an idea, the crew pushed each other to workout together every Saturday morning. The goal wasn’t necessarily …

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Mason Joins The Circus

Story by Mason Earle / Halfway out a 50 foot roof crack, I desperately stabbed for a thin hand-jam. I was 40 feet off the ground, without the protection of a rope, and exhausted. I caught the jam, but knew I couldn’t make another move. I looked down at the …

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Justin Wood on Joe’s Valley Improvements

Story by Nik Berry Joes Valley is Utah’s most popular bouldering area.  I believe it has gained this popularity first and foremost from the Butterfinger donuts made daily by the Food Ranch in Orangeville and secondly from the aesthetic bullet hard sandstone.  As areas increase in popularity, mandatory changes must …

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2014 Psicobloc Recap

by James Lucas On August 8th, Clif Bar held a $30,000 drag race between 32 of the world’s best climbers in Park City Utah. The second annual PsicoComp pitted climbers in a head to head battle on a 55 foot tall wall above an Olympic pool. With former winner Sasha …

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Psicocomp and the Fear of Falling

by James Lucas I grabbed the sloping hold three times but failed to commit. The twenty foot fall into the water below scared me. As I pawed at the hold, I thought about how I swam like a stone. My legs quivered a bit. I down climbed and stepped off …

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Carlo Traversi Drills Team Momentum

A couple weeks ago pro climber, Carlo Traversi stopped by the gym to guest coach Team Momentum. Carlo, who has climbed many of the world’s hardest boulder problems, took the team through a series of drills intended to improve technique, increase body awareness and develop strength for their upcoming bouldering …

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The Youth Club Climbs Everest

Youth club members Stewart Robinson and Neve Lahy summited Everest! Well, sort of. As part of a challenge to climb as many vertical feet as there are in Everest, the youth club has been logging their climbing with the goal of climbing 29,002 feet! Here are a few numbers to …

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