Reckless Abandon

Video by Ben Neilson and Jon Vickers / At age 13, Kyra had ten vertebrae fused to combat her scoliosis. After questioning whether she’d be able to compete and climb again, her doctor told her, “send me a picture when you’re on top of the podium.” Kyra’s focus, determination, and passion for the …

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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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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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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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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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Remembering Mark Davis

by Chris Noble / Mark Andrew Davis was Momentum’s first contract member.  When the Sandy Gym opened in 2006 Mark was first in line for a membership. That’s where I met him, and his booming laugh and self-deprecating humor drew me immediately.  It was the beginning of a friendship that …

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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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An Interview with Scott Carson

by Nik Berry / Scott Carson had a respectable job as a planner for an aerospace missile company in California.  He was working 70+ hour weeks and only succeeding in decreasing his happiness, so he packed his bags and moved to Salt Lake City to attend engineering school.  While riding …

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