Archive for October, 2009

Mountainfilm on tour

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

When: Friday, October 30 7PM
Where: Brewvies, 677 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT
Ticket: $10

Eddie Bauer’s First Ascent Guide and Legendary Mountaineer Ed Viesturs will speak on Mountaineering at MountainFilm On Tour in Salt Lake City. Viesturs was the first American and 5th person in the world to summit all 14 of the world’s highest peaks without use of supplemental oxygen. He just released a new book – K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain.

MountainFilm on Tour Presents the following films:

Lito Tejada-Flores 27 Minutes – 1969
One of the first features of Mountainfilm in Telluride was Fitzroy, directed by one of the Mountainfilm festival founders Lito Tejado- Flores. This definitive climbing film tells the story of the 1968 first ascent of the The Southwest Ridge in the Patagonian Andes with Yvon Chouinard, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones, Doug Tompkins, and Lito.

Running Down the Man
Ben Knight & Travis Rummel 22 Minutes – 2007
They said it couldn’t be done. One man’s quest to prove Baja’s Rooster fish could be tamed with a fly rod. Starring champion fly fisher Frank Smethurst, this documentary tells the story of a man who has spent almost a decade trying to pioneer a way to catch this magnificent fish by chasing it down on foot with only one chance at a perfect cast.

Night of the Living/Dawn of the….

Monday, October 26th, 2009


From an email:

This year The Front and Momentum have joined forces for the Deadpoint Bouldering Comp Series. Yes, you get two comps in two days.

Each comp is $35. Get $5 off for being a member (of either gym) and $5 off for pre-registration. Register for both comps for only $50 plus take an additional $5 off for being a member (of either gym) and for pre-registration. (Plus you get a pretty sweet T-Shirt…)

That’s $40 for TWO COMPS with pre-registration and a gym membership!

The Front is holding the Night of the Living Dead Point Comp on Friday October 30th. Check-in time is 5:30pm and climbing is from 6 – 8:30pm.

Momentum is hosting the Dawn of the Dead Point Comp the next morning, Sat. Oct. 31st. Youth comp check-in at 10:30a, and climbing begins at 11am. Adults check-in at 1:00p and climb from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. To support the spirit of Halloween, we will also be awarding a prize for the best costume, so get creative!!!!

The Deadpont Comp Series’ sponsors include: Smith, Metolious, Wild Country, IME, Skull Candy, Petzl, Evolv, Asana, Five.Ten, Black Diamond, Blue Water Ropes, Red Chili, and La Sportiva. Prizes will be awarded at each comp, and there will be overall prizes for those who compete in both.


Upcoming Events

Monday, October 12th, 2009

What: The semi-annual BD gear swap
When: Saturday October 17, 2009, 8 AM – noon
Where: BD parking lot, 3092 E 3900 S SLC, UT
Sale: October 16-18, BD Store

More information can be found at the BD website.

Event: Dual Comp Series (whoa)

What: Annual Deadpoint Comp
When: Friday October 30, 5:30 PM
Where: Front, 1450 S 400 W SLC, UT
Cost: $35/$5 off for Front members/$5 off for pre-registration

What: Dual Comp Series continues
When: Saturday October 31, 10:00 AM
Where: Momentum, 10600 S 200 W Sandy, UT
Cost: $35/$5 off for Momentum members/$5 off for pre-registration

Cost for both: $50/$5 off for members of either gym/$5 off for pre-registration
Dress: Costumes!

It’s that time of year when all the freaks come out at night!!! This year we have teamed up with Momentum and we are having a Dual Comp Series. Join us Friday, October 30 at The Front for our annual Deadpoint competition and then on Saturday, October 31 at Momentum. Festivities begin at The Front Climbing Club with check-in Friday night at 5:30pm and climbing from 6-8:30pm. Saturday wake up put on your costume and grab a monster energy drink and head down south to Momentum where the comp begins at 10am.

So, get dressed, have some fun, and pull down Friday night and Saturday and kick start your Halloween weekend. It will be a howling good time!!!

What: Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop
Who: Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center
When: Saturday, November 7th 2009, 1:00 PM
Where: The Depot, 400 W South Temple, SLC UT
Cost: $22.50

Coming off the heels of last year’s well-attended event, USAW is the venue where Utah’s snow and avalanche community can share local knowledge and history. This visionary seminar at an affordable price, taps into the vast amount of avalanche knowledge we have here in the state among our own local avalanche community.

The format will be much like a mini ISSW – presentations are 15 minutes with a 5 minute Q and A.

Momentum membership sale

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

From an email:

Momentum Delivers…
We’re not only reducing our membership prices, but we’re doing away with contracts! Sign up and your monthly fee is your monthly fee… Until you decide otherwise. Simple as that.

We will also allow you to freeze memberships if, say, you decide to go to abroad for a month or two… You’ll still come back to the same monthly price when you are ready to get back to training.

The sale runs through Monday, Oct 5th – Sunday Oct, 12th, and prices are as follows:

Individual: $49/mo

Couple: $79/mo
Add on: $10 per child for the first 2 children. Additional children are free.

Come check it out! It’s going to be a party!