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Momentum 5.14 Event

Monday, May 10th, 2010

From an email:

You do NOT want to miss this weekend at Momentum! Not only are we holding our annual 5.14 membership sale, but we are hosting a weekend of ridiculously awesome events! Come check it out!

Friday 5.14

Fast and Fit Competition:
You may be a climber, but are you a Fast and Fit climber? Our first annual Fast and Fit Climber Competition will give climbers of all ability levels an opportunity to compete in events that will test their balance, coordination, speed, and strength. You may climb 5.14, but how fast can you rodeo clip? How about jugging a fixed line? Can you campus a short route? Come test your skills and see if you are the Fastest and Fittest Climber. Register here.

Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Price: Free

Late Night Climb:
We will be climbing the lines and pumping the tunes till the early morn. Open climbing begins after the Fast and Fit Climbers Competition and goes until 2 a.m.

Time: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $5 for non-members. (rental equipment included)

Saturday 5.15

The Climbers Café boys will be grilling up some buffalo burgers and brat’s all afternoon!

Time: Noon to 6 p.m.

Shoe/Gear Demo:
5.10, LaSportiva, Red Chilli, Evolv and Black Diamond will be at Momentum letting you test drive their latest gear. Hike your favorite route in the new 5.10 Team shoes or take a few falls in the BD Chaos harness.

Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Price: Trying on demo shoes is free

BYO Brew Movie:
Vertical Limit is one of the greatest stories ever told…..well not really, but it is one of the funniest climbing/mountaineering movies ever made. Bring your own Brew and watch Peter Garrett run around K2 with nitro glycerin strapped to his back in a wild attempt to save his trapped sister, Annie. Remember, “Every good climber wears a belt and suspenders.”

Time: Movie starts at 10:30 p.m. Run time: 124 min
Price: Free

Sunday 5.16

The Climbers Café is back for round 2 of their famous BBQ food. More buffalo please!

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

5!4 Sale Special Membership Prices – 4 month summer memberships
Membership Price
Individual $179
Couple $299
Couple + Child* $339
Couple + 2 Children* $379
Youth** $99

*(under 18) **(18 and under)

Liberty Mountain Outlet Sale

Monday, May 10th, 2010

What: Outlet Sale
When: May 19-22nd
Where: Liberty Mountain, 4375 W. 1980 S. Salt Lake City, UT
Info: HERE!

Reminder: CORE, Thursday April 22 at Brewvies

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

On Thursday, April 22 the Salt Lake City premiere of Chuck Fryberger’s CORE will include two showings at Brewvies. (677 South 200 West.) Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

The first show is at 7pm, second show is at 9pm.

Upcoming events

Friday, March 19th, 2010

What:  BD Gear Swap
When:  March 20th, 8 AM
Where:  BD Store

Saturday March 20th 8am – noon
* Flea Market style gear swap Saturday Morning, Black Diamond Parking Lot
* Bring your old toys to sell or trade, then come into the store for great
deals on new gear

Guidelines for Sellers:
* Set up and display only in the designated Swap Area. No selling or displaying north of or outside the designated fenced area.
* No outside vendors or retailers – swap is for trading personal gear only
* Tables will be set up for displaying merchandise south of the retail store
* Parking is limited. Once the swap lot is full you’ll have to hoof your stuff to the tables
* Please be respectful of our neighbors and their property

Guidelines for Buyers:
* Any Purchase or trade made in the swap is between individuals and not with Black Diamond

What:  Mike Libecki Slideshow
When:  March 25th, 7 PM
Where:  BD Store, 2084 E 3900 S
Info:  Here

Mike Libecki will be taking the audience to some of the most remote, untouched areas of the planet to find beautiful culture, flora and fauna alien to the human eye, and of course what it is like to climb some of the most remote rock walls and towers on the planet. Libecki has explored all of the continents a few times over and will take us to two areas where rescue is not possible and magic truly exists. First we will go to the Gran Sabana in Venezuela, to climb overhanging tepui walls where tarantulas and scorpions are the crux. We will then go to the Socotra Island off the coast of Yemen, one of Earth’s last mysterious and unknown places to seek out granite towers and endemic species found no where else on the planet. This is a show not to miss, and his style of story telling and humor is guaranteed to bring laughter and inspiration.

What: Moes Valley Comp and Trail Building
When:  March 27
Where:  Moes Valley, Saint George
Info:  Here

Movie night part quatre!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Continuum Movie Poster
The Continuum Project Tour comes to SLC

Where: Brewvies Theater, 677 S 200 W
When: March 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm
What: Movie premiere and the nationwide kickoff for the Continuum Tour

As spring rolls in just around the corner we have a special edition of “Movie Night” that should be guaranteed to get you stoked on the season. Join us March 10th, 2010 at 7:30 pm at Brewvies to check out the premiere of Chris Alstrin’s latest film, “The Continuum Project.”

“The Continuum Project” follows some of the world’s best climbing talent around the globe to document bold new routes and daring repeats on ice, rock, and in the alpine. Shot entirely in High Definition, watch as Guy Lacelle, Audrey Gariepy and Mathieu Audibert establish terrifying new ice routes in Norway and Rob Pizem and Mike Anderson crush brawny off-widths and delicate face climbing in Zion. Get on route with Ines Papert and Cory Richards as they blitz Kwangde Shar in Nepal and witness Majka Burhardt and Sarah Watson free the Beckey Route on Elephant’s Perch in the Sawtooths. Discover the rewards and risks of exploration with Jon Walsh and Ian Welsted as they establish a beautiful new mixed line in the remote Icefall Brook range of British Columbia and cool down on the difficult sport routes of Lions Head in Ontario with Sam Elias, Emily Harrington, Leslie Timms and Lauren Lee.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at The Front Climbing Club, Momentum, and IME. Paid SLCA members can get tickets at half price, so log in, sign up with the SLCA and get the discount.

2010 Wasatch Powderkeg

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

WPK 2010
What: Backcountry race
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010
Where: Brighton, UT

Plastic Passion

Friday, January 29th, 2010

What: Romantic(?!) Comp
When: Saturday, February 13

Join the Front Salt Lake for the first ever couples comp, Plastic Passion, on Saturday, February 13th. Grab your significant other, roommate, favorite climbing partner, or that guy (or girl) you’ve been eyeing at the gym that sends big and get your pre-Valentine passion on.  Another good-clean-fun event at The Front Climbing Club.

Can’t find a partner? No biggy, just browse the singles lounge on Front Utah’s facebook then boast your mad skills and prowl for a mate.

There will be over 70 new problems for all abilities plus schwag from Asana, Evolv, Mountain Hardware, ProBar, Petzl, and more.  You and your partners scores will be combined to create your team's final score.  Your teams category will determined by your total score.  Don't worry – just come have fun – most of our prizes will be raffled off.

Also make sure to FAN The Front Utah on Facebook since The Front SLC and The Front Ogden recently joined forces for one ultimate Facebook experience.

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.


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!

Steve House Slide Show/Book Signing

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

What: Free slide show/book signing/films
Where: Ogden Amphitheater 343 25th Street, Ogden UT
When: Friday Sept 25 7:30 PM

From an email from the legend himself, Jeff Lowe:

Your readers in the Ogden Area will be happy to know that they can catch a Steve House slide show and book signing this Friday, 09-25, at 7:30 PM in the Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th St. Free to the public and will be followed by several great mountain films.

SLCA mini-project September 19

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

From the SLCA forum.

SLCA will be hosting a graffiti clean-up project in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sept. 19. The main objective is to clean up the notorious graffiti on the Beer Can Cave Boulder.

We understand that this is short notice, but all the equipment for this project is ready to go and we could really use the help hauling the gear up to the boulder.

Date: September 19, 2009
Time: 7:00am to Whenever we are finished
Place: Meet at the LCC Park and Ride
Bring: Work gloves, appropriate clothing, water, food, etc.

2009 SLCA Adopt-A-Crag, Sept 26

Friday, September 11th, 2009

From the SLCA September 2009 update.

Access Fund, Adopt-a-Crag

SLCA Adopt-a-Crag, Ferguson Canyon

Every year the SLCA organizes an Adopt-a-Crag clean-up. Past events (like the one we did last year in LCC) have really improved our local cliffs. This year, we’ll be working on Ferguson Canyon, one of the gems of Salt Lake – quick approach, great granite and shaded, classic routes. We’ll be removing spray paint, repairing trails and building belay platforms to reduce erosion and improve the overall experience of climbers and hikers in the canyon. A light breakfast, lunch served by Sage’s Cafe and a raffle are also planned.

If you’ve attended an SLCA Adopt-a-Crag before, you know what to expect: good times, food, product giveaways from our sponsors and hard work. We have an amazing list of sponsors and you will not leave hungry or empty handed. This year’s raffle promises to be awesome!

A huge THANK YOU to all the amazing sponsors that have stepped up to support this event and local climbing!

Lead Sponsors:

Liberty Mountain, Black Diamond, The Front, Momentum, Rockreation

Other Sponsors:

Access Fund, Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, US Forest Service-Salt Lake Ranger district, Petzl, Evolv, Wild Country, DMM, Red Chili, Restop, IME, Sterling,, Patagonia, Utah Mountain Adventures, Sage’s Cafe, Beans and Brews Coffee House, Rock and Ice, Clif Bar, REI, Northern Rockies Section, American Alpine Club

Register HERE. As an added bonus, the first 50 people to sign up will get day passes from The Front, Momentum AND Rockreation! If you have questions, or want to view more information, please visit our forum.

AAC Craggin’ Classic details

Friday, September 11th, 2009

From the SLCA September 2009 update.

Big Cottonwood Canyon, October 9-11, 2009

As promised, we have more details on this event. Go to our Craggin’ Classic page for the complete run-down of the weekend and to sign up.

Come on out to the Wasatch for the 2nd Annual Craggin’ Classic, a weekend of cragging, camping and celebrating with renowned professional climbers such as Lynn Hill, Steve House, Cedar Wright, Caroline George, Jasmin Caton, Kate Rutherford, Mikey Shaefer, Jim Donini, as well as a host of SLC’s hard-pullin’ super-locals.

What’s in store:

  • Climbing: Sessions With The Pros and Locals Only Tours.
  • Gear: Demo latest climbing gear from Black Diamond, Petzl and Scarpa
  • Grub and Suds: Breakfasts, Dinners, Beer and Wine by local vendors
  • Nightly Visuals: Slideshows by Steve House, Andrew Burr and Brian Smoot
  • Music: Salt Lake City’s Tolchock Trio and Use As Is
  • SWAG: Limited edition event T-shirt and chances to win free gear!

For the weekend the cost is $65 ($50 for AAC members). It’s $25 at the door if you’re interested in just attending Friday or Saturday nights’ festivities. Sunday night’s Film Festival at Brewvies is free (donations to the SLCA will be accepted).

Summer/Fall 2009 event listing

Monday, August 24th, 2009

List in chronological order:

Steve House slide show and book signing.
When: Wednesday, September 2, 7:00PM
Where: The Black Diamond Store
Admission: Free

16th Annual Fundraiser for the Utah Avalanche Center
When: September 17, 2009 @ 6PM
Where: Black Diamond Parking Lot, 2084 East 3900 South, SLC, UT

HERA 8th Annual Climb4LifeSM Salt Lake
When: September 17 – 20, 2009
Where: Salt Lake City, UT

The Edge of Never Film
When: September 23, 2009 @ 7PM
Where: Tower Theater, Salt Lake City, UT

When: September 24, 2009 @ 7PM
Where: Egyptian Theater, Park City, UT

SLCA Adopt-a-crag
When: September 26, 2009
Where: Ferguson Canyon

Reel Rock Tour
When: Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm
Where: Tower Theater, Salt Lake City, UT

American Alpine Club Craggin’ Classic – October 9-11
When: October 9-11, 2009
Where: Salt Lake City, UT

More upcoming events

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The Edge of Never Film

I read this book over the weekend and it was a great, engaging read about one of the stories behind the skiing movie Steep. I can’t wait for the film.
Date: September 23, 2009 @ 7PM
Place: Tower Theater, Salt Lake City, UT

Date: September 24, 2009 @ 7PM
Place: Egyptian Theater, Park City, UT

Reel Rock Tour – Tower Theater
Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm

The third annual Reel Rock Film Tour makes a stop at the Tower Theater. Features the latest releases from filmmakers at Sender Films and Big Up Productions.

Films this year include: The Sharp End, Dosage: South Africa, The Aerialist, On Sight and Grand Canyon Walls.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Momentum Gym and the Tower Theater. This event usually sells out so get them early….

Presented by Momentum and Petzl