The Catch on Rope Retirement

Story by Zoë Zulauf Ware / My relationship with my climbing rope was supposed to be purely transactional, with a fairly straightforward expiration date. I paid a sum of money for it. A small fortune, really. It provided me with useful services––namely, catching me whenever I’d punt off sport routes …

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Better Beta: Circus Net Edition

Video by Jon Vickers / Story by Zoë Zulauf Ware / When the route description on Mountain Project casually mentions, “The route is an athletic event. Try not to throw up… or down. :-)” you know you’re in for it. But if Mason Earle gives you a giant circus net …

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Off-Season Recharge: Tendon TLC

Story by Zoë Zulauf Ware / Sure, you may have treated yourself to a few chocolate eggs that “fell” into your basket at the grocery store, but when was the last time you did something nice for your finger tendons? Despite the recent blanketing of snow, sooner or later you’ll be playing piano …

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Trench Warfare, Net Style

Story by Mason Earle / There is a circus net that lives in my attic. It’s 50 feet long and twenty feet wide, made from cheap paracord and old climbing ropes. I built it specifically for climbing––like a giant crash pad for free soloing. My original vision was to use …

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Off-Season Recharge: Treat’cha Feet

Story by Zoë Zulauf Ware / It seems like just yesterday that freshly fallen leaves crunched underfoot on approaches in the Cottonwoods, and American Fork was bathed in hues of orange and yellow. With the arrival of December, the bellyache from the mounds of instant mashed potatoes you gobbled at …

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Momentum Stewardship: Learning Sustainable Trail Work

Momentum wants to support the local climbing community in any way that we can. That’s why our Regional Manager Chris McFarland and Regional Facilities Director Rich Connors decided to learn more about technical trail work from the SLCA and the Access Fund. In a this three day event, Chris and …

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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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The Best Wasatch Cracks to TR: Goodro’s Wall and Bongeater

Sometimes you just want to climb cracks. If it hasn’t happen to you yet, I am sorry for your loss. However, leading some cracks can require certain technical skills you don’t have yet or require expensive gear that you don’t own. The cracks at Momentum are a great for top …

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