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Momentum: Exploring the Vertical Horizon

Readers’ Choice, as selected by Utah Business Facebook fans…

By Aisley Oliphant

July 7, 2015

Each month, we ask our Facebook fans to nominate their favorite Utah-owned businesses and select one to feature here. This month we asked fans to tell us their favorite local gym. Want us to write about a business you love? Follow us at www.facebook.com/UtahBusiness and watch for the next time we ask for business recommendations.

Forged out of a passion for rock climbing, Momentum Indoor Climbing provides a wide range of rocky routes and resources for climbers of all ages and abilities.

For those looking to dabble in rock climbing, Momentum has many resources. The Experience Momentum Class is open to all those just starting out. According to Rich Connors, general manager at the Millcreek and Sandy locations, this class is an excellent way to gain basic rock climbing skills in a short amount of time. “Climbing was built on the sense of exploration and finding new routes and developing new areas or being the first to climb new areas,” says Connors.

Walk-in top rope belay instruction is available at the Millcreek and Sandy locations, and bouldering is offered at all three. Climbing equipment, harnesses, shoes and belay devices can be rented, and chalk can be purchased in-house. Many youth programs and competitions take place at their facilities, and chaperoned birthday parties are available for climbers under the age of 12.

The gym also caters to the seasoned climber. Personal coaches are available to help anyone at any level achieve their goals, and are available for a few hours, a day, or even on a reoccurring basis. Momentum organizes canyoneering trips to Southern Utah,  and at the Sandy and Millcreek locations, climbers can sign up to receive top rope belay, lead belay and lead climb certifications. Competitions such as the Recreational Speed League take place on a consistent basis for those wanting to pit themselves against other climbers.

Momentum keeps a good distribution of climbing difficulty of all times, as well as changes up the routes every three months to keep the experience fresh and interesting. “Anyone can build a wall, but we are designed to take the time to figure out what type of terrain the community wants,” says Connors. “We are fortunate to have a finger on the pulse of the community.” 

Everyone at Momentum is fully passionate about climbing and wants to pass that passion onto others. Connors encourages everyone to take the journey and “get a taste” to see if climbing is for them.

For more information, visit www.momentumclimbing.com.

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