Monday, April 27, 2009


Congratulations to everyone who competed at Momentum on Saturday! You all climbed awesome and did an amazing job! If you have any pictures you'd like posted on the blog, send them to me and I'll get them posted. Thanks!

This week’s challenge is slightly different. In a minimum of 100 words, I want you to write a paper about you and climbing. You can write about the way you feel when you climb, the way you feel after you climb, how climbing has changed your life, why you climb, or any other ideas you have on you and climbing. You must have your paper to Cali and Andy by practice this Thursday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The tip this week is from our lovely coach Cali Brown.

Commit: Stop thinking about all the negative and 'what if's'. Saying or thinking things such as, 'I can't do this', 'what if I fall', 'that looks too hard', only makes it harder for you to perform well at climbing. As soon as you step onto the wall you need to put full effort into your climb and commit. Make sure to move on your first try and accept the fall. Falling isn't failure. Taking the fall is part of the learning process and will only help you improve. It is better to fall trying than to give up.

Don't forget our upcoming competition on Saturday, April 25th! The comp is at Momentum Climbing Gym in Sandy, UT. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and climbing begins at 9:30 a.m. Copies of the waiver and registration forms can be found at You can register over the phone by calling 801.990.6890. If you choose to register the morning of the comp your registration and waivers must be filled out before you arrive. If you're not participating in the comp come up and cheer for the rest of the team!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


There will not be a new challenge until you complete the last challenge; get working on it! Be sure to check out the pictures from the Pocatello Comp on the slideshow! Have a great Spring Break!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

1. California is home to a famous climb called “Grand Illusion”. Who climbed the first ascent of it?

2. What year did this person climb it?

3. What is the significance of this climb?