Setting for the Future

Video by Jon Vickers and Ben Neilson / Story by Zoë Zulauf Ware / Jenna St. Germain has worked just about every job in a climbing gym besides owning one. While picking up extra hours washing holds, she started to notice the variations in shape and form, observing the different …

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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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Momentum Katy’s Route Setters

Video by Jon Vickers / With the opening of Momentum Katy, a new team of route setters is bringing Momentum’s vision of innovation, authenticity, and community-building to climbers in Texas. Amin Abbasi, Phillip Symons, Kenny Benson, and Head Route Setter John Oungst work in an energetic, collaborative environment to create …

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Momentum’s Adjustable System Board

with Joel Zerr and Alex Puccio / Momentum is excited to bring you a new training video on our recently reset Adjustable System Board. Learn more about the new tension wood holds and how this training tool can help you develop contact strength, power and technique. If you still want to learn …

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Setter Series: Competition Setting with Joel

Momentum Millcreek Head Setter Joel Zerr discusses some consideration for setting a competition and why he is so passionate about setting for the next generation of competition climbers. Setter Series: Competition Setting with Joel from Momentum Indoor Climbing on Vimeo. Video by Jon Vickers, Austin Tucker, Bruce Wilson and Rodrigo Arroyo …

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Setter Series: Aesthetics with Steven

Video by Jon Vickers / In our second episode of Momentum’s Setter Series we focus on the look and feel of a route or problem. Route Setting Director Steven Jeffery weighs in on how he uses Aesthetics to take his setting from being simply cool moves to something inspiring that you want …

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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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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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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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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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