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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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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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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2016 ProLo Highlights

ProLo 2016 Highlights from Momentum Indoor Climbing on Vimeo. Video: George Bruce Wilson, Austin Tucker and Rodrigo Arroyo Edit: Jon Vickers

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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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Five Things to do at a Climbing Competition

I love climbing competitions. I started going to competitions not long after I started climbing at West Virginia University’s Climbing Wall. WVU, along with other nearby colleges, held a series of enjoyable, low-stress competitions which dominated my free time during the frigid winter months in West Virginia. Every weekend 5 …

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