For more info, please choose from the following courses offered by Utah Mountain Adventures:
The rock climbing camp will instill safe outdoor climbing skills and techniques and improve movement on rock.
Recognition of hazards, movement on rock, belaying, knots, rope management, rappelling and use of technical gear.
Introduction to multi-pitch climbing, placing protection, building anchors and overhanging rappels (1 guide/3 climbers).
Instruction includes: Identifying and building anchors, safe rappelling, ascending a rope & lowering.
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 alpine rock climbing, mitigation of mountaineering hazards, and overhanging rappel skills required for climbing the Grand Teton.
UMA's outstanding guides and instructors are available daily from March through December to lead a great multi-pitch, show individuals and groups a variety of single-pitch climbs, and help guests progress in any and all aspects of climbing.
All scheduled course curriculum can also be taught on a private basis if scheduled dates don't work for you. The maximum guide to client ratio for top-roping is 1 to 6, and for multi-pitch, 1 to 2 is standard. Advance notice is appreciated, if possible.
Beat the heat in July and August by getting into the cool, shady canyons with our guides. They know where to stay cool on warm days and find warm, dry rock in colder weather. On the hottest of days, an early morning or late afternoon start is an option.
Many of our clients go through a progression of increasingly challenging climbs to build skills while adventuring. Develop a rapport with a UMA guide, and he or she can also lead you on desert towers and cracks, Mt. Rainier, the Tetons, Denali, the Himalaya, etc.
$349 for one person plus $133 for each additional person plus tax
$209 for one person plus $80 for each additional person plus tax
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* UMA will provide a helmet, harness and personal technical gear if you need them.
** Rock climbing shoes are available for rent at local shops.
Black Diamond Retail
2070 E. 3900 South, Salt Lake City
3285 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City
University of Utah Outdoor Rec Center
2140 E. Red Butte Road, Fort Douglas, Building 650
Rock Climbing, Utah's Wasatch Range. By Stuart and Bret Ruckman.
Canyoneering. By David Black.
Foothill Drive, SLC: 2475 E. 1700 South
(801) 582-5350Crystal Inn
818 E Winchester St., Murray
(801) 685-9300La Quinta Inn
Midvale: 7231 S. Catalpa Rd
(801) 566-3291Residence Inn
Cottonwood Heights: 6425 South 3000 E.
Follow Interstate 215 (Belt Route) either south from I-80 or east from I-15 to the 6200 South Exit. Drive southeast, uphill, toward Brighton, Solitude, Alta, and Snowbird ski resorts. Continue through a traffic light at the intersection with Wasatch Boulevard. Turn left (east) at the next light onto Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (SR 190, also called 7200 South.) Take another left after 200 yards into the UTA Park & Ride lot.
Go west over Parley's summit and down Parley's Canyon into the Salt Lake Valley. Go south on I-215, and exit at the 6200 South. Drive southeast, uphill, toward Brighton, Solitude, Alta,and Snowbird ski resorts. Continue through a traffic light at the intersection with Wasatch Boulevard. Turn left (east) at the next light onto Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (SR 190, also called 7200 South). Take another left after 200 yards into the UTA Park & Ride lot.
Follow directions for Big Cottonwood Park & Ride Lot (above), until you reach the junction of 6200 South and Wasatch Blvd. Turn left here and make another immediate left into the large Park & Ride Lot.
Drive west on I-80 over Parley's summit and down Parley's Canyon into the Salt Lake Valley. Go south on I-215, and exit at 3900 South. Turn left (east) under the freeway and make a right on Wasatch Blvd then an immediate left into the Bagel Shop, which is next to a mall and Dan's Grocery Store.
Follow Interstate 215 (Belt Route) south or north to the 3900 South Exit. Get on Wasatch Blvd, which parallels the freeway on the east, and locate the Bagel Shop, just south of the intersection of 3900 South and Wasatch Blvd. It is at the north end of a mall and Dan's Grocery Store.
We teach learn-to-lead classes, but a back-up top-rope is always included for safety. Typically the guide belays on a gri-gri while jugging up a fixed rope beside the new leader. This enables the instructor to give immediate feedback on the effectiveness of cam and stopper placements.
For private guiding and instruction, there is no restriction. Students must be at least 14 years of age to join a group class. Even five and six-year olds seem to enjoy rock-climbs with short approaches and lots of holds. Longer approaches and multi-pitch climbing is typically not appropriate for kids under 10.
Many warm days are better for shorts, but always carry a pair of water-resistant pants in case it gets cool, windy or rainy. Shorts should always be long enough to go under the entire harness. Granite climbs can be abrasive on bare skin.
If you are doing multi-pitch climb and / or just learning, get a half-size bigger shoe than the sales or rental clerk recommends. Nothing spoils the fun quicker than foot pain. If you are trying to progress upward from a level at 5.10 or above, the old saying is true: No pain, no gain. Fit 'em snug!
The guide will arrange a specific meeting location and time with you specifically. Most commonly, this location is the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park & Ride Lot.