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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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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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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Who’s Team Momentum?

Story by Kyle O’Meara / The summer of 2016 marks a turning point, and an extremely exciting time for the sport of climbing. In July, climbing was officially declared an Olympic sport, slated to debut in the 2020 games! This decision will change our sport forever, and the next generation …

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Passing On Stewardship: The Keithley Family (Video)

Video by Jonathan Vickers / In the Wasatch we are surrounded by a strong community of families and individuals who believe in giving back to nature. We honor those who devote their time and energy to protecting and improving the places we love to recreate in. Below is a short video …

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Kai Lightner Visits Team Momentum

This fall Kai Lightner stopped in Salt Lake to visit his friends at Team Momentum after his victory at the Youth World Championships. Cole Bradburn and other Team Momentum members gave Kai the tour of some of the best climbing in the area and Kai attended several of the team’s …

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5.14 Onsight at 14: Kai Lightner goes to Maple with Team Momentum

On August 16th, Team Momentum took North Carolina youth climbing prodigy Kai Lightner to The Pipe Dream in Maple Canyon. The 14-year-old endurance master casually and methodically crawled upwards past hang-dogging climbers on the near horizontal roof of the cave. He seemed to be walking through climbs most mortals spend …

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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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Momentum’s Youth Program Instructors

Story by Devin Ashby, Youth Programs Director. If you have spent any time at Momentum in the afternoons on a weekday, you’ve most likely noticed a large number of youth throughout the gym. These youth are not there by accident, nor are they there just to climb the wall and get a …

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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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