The Wasatch Mountains in springtime present an ideal venue for learning and enjoying mountaineering,
Instruction in alpine snow climbing, proper use of ice axe and crampons and self-arrest techniques.
Combine ice axe and crampon training with climbing a spectacular, rugged, mixed rock and snow alpine climb along the well-protected West Ridge.
Instruction in glacial travel, belaying, snow anchors, raising systems and ascending a rope.
During a two-day overnight seminar, learn mountaineering skills and winter camping and climb a Wasatch peak in preparation for Rainier, Aconcagua, Denali or other expedition climbing.
From mid-November through June, the Suicide Chute, a classic, rock-lined, 40-degree couloir, is usually snow-filled. Crampons and ice axe are used, and we work on snow climbing skills as we approach the ridge.
Descending the East Ridge of the Pfeifferhorn
Photography by Tyson Bradley
Join UMA guides and scale the rocky face you've admired for years that presides over the Salt Lake Valley.
The prominent South Ridge of this iconic Wasatch peak rises 3,000 feet from near Snowbird Ski Resort, in Little Cottonwood Canyon, to the 11,050' summit. Outstanding views, fun climbing moves, and an airy feeling make this a classic route in any season. Only a short approach is needed before class 3 & 4 scrambling and/or steep snow climbing begins.
Instruction in multi-pitch alpine rock climbing, belaying from a ledge, overhanging rappels and other skills required for climbing the Grand Teton or similar routes.
I ended up climbing with UMA's Jason Shumaker and had a fantastic day. I'll look forward to climbing with him again...
- Darryl Sargent
UMA did an excellent job of teaching us the basic snow mountaineering skills of climbing, self-arrest, crampon usage, roping, anchoring . . .
- Michael Hannan
Craig was a very patient and friendly guide. I'd take a class from him again . . .
- Ben Knorr