Climbing to New Pursuits

Story by Tai John / As a born and raised dancer, my venture into rock climbing was my way of stepping out of my comfort zone and discovering something new. From a young age, my mother taught me and my brother about rhythm. She would guide our hips and waists …

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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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Breathwork for Climbers

Story by Jani Holder / Remember to breathe. You’re halfway up your project, and you’re gripped. You’re pumped, losing strength, and feeling miles away from your next clip. And, just because things weren’t tough enough, your leg is starting that infamous sewing-machine action beneath you. This situation can go one …

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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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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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Meet the Writer: Maya Gans

Story by Maya Gans / I yelled in agony and excitement as I jammed my way up Wall Street’s 30 Seconds over Potash, and after thrashing, grunting, and thrushing, I reveled in my success when I made it about a third of the way up the route. My hands and …

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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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Climbing Is For Everyone

Video by Jon Vickers and Ben Neilson / Join us on our journey as we share our love for the sport of climbing and help build better climbers along the way. Together, let’s continue to grow our amazing community.

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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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Train to Send: Continuous Intensity Repetitions

by Jon Vickers / What are Continuous Intensity Repetitions (CIRs)? As outlined in “The Self Coached Climber,” Continuous Intensity Repetitions (CIRs) are another great routine to improve local endurance. It is not the same type of endurance associated with ARCing but instead is more commonly associated with stamina and work …

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