Utah Mountain Adventures - Backcountry Guides and Climbing School


Half or Full Day Fun Rock Climb
Photo Credit: Louis Arevalo


Experience or no experience, hire a guide for a casual fun half or full day of rock climbing in the Wasatch! Short approaches to world renown rock climbing, this is a great individual or family activity to do in the Wasatch Mountains.

Youth Rock Camps (ages 7-18)
Photo Credit: Tyson Bradley

YOUTH ROCK CAMPS (ages 7-18)

Whether you're on a local team or new to climbing, there's a place and an age group for every young climber in these weeklong camps. Scaling world class quartzite, granite and limestone, climbers will take their rope skills, climbing technique and passion to a whole new level by experiencing what the real rock has to offer!

Introduction to Outdoor Rock
Photo Credit: Alex Lemieux


Have you been spending a lot of time indoors? This gym to crag clinic will teach you everything you need to know to start climbing real rock on your own!

Other Rock Classes Available!

Sport Leading Outdoors
Multi-pitch Climbing
Trad Climbing
Crack Climbing
Rock Rescue
& More!

Mount Olympus West Slabs
Photo Credit: Tyson Bradley


Escape the crowds and venture onto the West Slabs of Olympus! The West Slabs demand one's attention as they preside 1800' above the Salt Lake Valley. This classic, must-do climb in Salt Lake, averages a friendly 5.5 level of rock climbing and a 45 min - 1 hr approach. It's great for individuals, families or partners looking for a thrilling adventure in Salt Lake City!

Utah's Premier, Year-Round Guide Service

Based in the Wasatch Range near Salt Lake and Park City since 1993, Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) is the premier full-spectrum, year-round guide service in Utah. Programs include backcountry skiing, split-snowboarding, rock climbing, ice climbing, avalanche instruction, summer and winter mountaineering, trekking (hiking and snowshoeing) and canyoneering skills. UMA’s incredible roster of guides and instructors (including many who are AMGA certified) maximizes the knowledge and experience gained by guests. Led by Julie Faure and Tyson Bradley, UMA (formerly Exum Utah Mountain Adventures) operates under a permit issued by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

The Wasatch Mountains offer world-class skiing and climbing terrain within just 30 minutes of Salt Lake International Airport. Easy access, consistent powder snow and high-quality Ice, Peaks, Granite, Quartzite, and Limestone, make UMA the place for fun, adventure, training, and alpine skills development.

Whether you seek fresh powder or corn tracks; ice axe, crampon, or winter camping skills; crack-climbing, sport, or natural-pro leading techniques; route-finding, beacon rescue and snow-pit skills; film work guidance; team-building; alpine summits; ridge traverses; or wilderness leadership; UMA is the guide service of choice in the Mountain West.

Ski and snowboard tours go out-of-bounds from Alta, Snowbird, and Brighton ski resorts as well as trailheads in Mill Creek, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. UMA’s permit area includes the Mt. Olympus, Twin Peaks, Lone Peak and Deseret Peak Wilderness areas. It features Mt. Superior, the Pfeifferhorn, Cardiff, Silver, Days and Mineral Forks, Stairway to Heaven and Bridal Veil Falls, Gobbler’s Knob, Coalpit, the Y-Couloir, Red and White Pine, Maybird and Hogum Gulches, Porter Fork, Reynolds Peak, Willow Fork, Kessler, the Gate Buttress, Storm Mountain Island, Hellgate, the Sundial, Peak 10,420, Bear Trap, Grizzly Gulch, Broads Fork, Bells Canyon, and Wolverine Cirque.

We look forward to climbing and skiing with you!

Photo credits (homepage): Backcountry skiing: "Preparing to descend Lone Peak" by Andrew Burr; Backcountry Touring: "Skinning in Big Cottonwood" by Tom Bear; Backcountry Snowboarding: "Riding the world’s greatest snow" by Andrew Burr; Ski Mountaineering: "Rappelling into a Wasatch Couloir" by Andrew Burr; Alpine Climbing: "Alpine climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon" by Andrew Burr; Ice Climbing by Andrew Burr; Overnight Trips: "Winter camping in Broad’s Fork" by Tyson Bradley; Alpine Rock: "Traversing the Cottonwood Crest" by Tyson Bradley; Rock Instruction: "Learning to lead on Pentapitch" by Lane Peters; Rock Climbing: "Scaling Summit Wall on Lone Peak" by Wes Holmes.

Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505

Email: uma@utahmountainadventures.com

Utah Mountain Adventures | Patagonia Utah Mountain Adventures | Forest Service Backcountry Skiing Utah, by Tyson Bradley