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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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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Setter Series: Aesthetics with Steven

Video by Jon Vickers / In our second episode of Momentum’s Setter Series we focus on the look and feel of a route or problem. Route Setting Director Steven Jeffery weighs in on how he uses Aesthetics to take his setting from being simply cool moves to something inspiring that you want …

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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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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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Fit To Climb

by Jonathan Vickers / A boombox blared as Ian Acker and 4 others fought through pushups, sit-ups, sprints and other exercises in Sugar House Park. A year before Fit To Recover was even an idea, the crew pushed each other to workout together every Saturday morning. The goal wasn’t necessarily …

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Setter Series: Hold Selection with Shannon (Video)

Video by Jon Vickers / This is the first video of our new Setter Series. We will be highlighting our amazing setting team and talking with them about the thought that goes into every hold they use and move they create. In the first episode, we hope you enjoy learning …

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KVH is in the House: The Scoop on Momentum’s Newest Setter

A self-proclaimed ratchet spinner and hold tightener for Momentum, Kyle Van House is the newest full-time setter in the Momentum family. Kyle, originally from Vancouver, WA has set for a variety of climbing gyms primarily in the Portland area and as guest setter for competitions throughout the Northwest. Kyle has …

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