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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Train to Send: ARCing at Momentum

by Jon Vickers / What is ARCing? ARCing (Aerobic Restoration and Capillarity) seems to be either loved or hated. Some claim it does nothing and others consider it a key part of their training regiment. Whether or not you believe in all of ARCing’s merits, it is undeniable that most …

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