The Summit

 

Monday – Thursday 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Facts and Features

The Summit Climbing Facility features a 54-foot climbing wall and a 13-foot bouldering wall, equaling over 4,600 square feet of climbable surface.  Programs include climbing competitions, top rope and lead belay clinics, family climbing hours, special events, and more!

  • Built by Entre Prises. Completed January 2015
  • Bouldering Wall:
  • Climbing Wall:
    • 54 feet tall.
    • Eleven anchors are interchangeable for both lead climbing and top rope climbing.
    • Multi-Pitch transition ledge at 28 feet.

Below are a list of the many different Classes, Clinics, and Events we offer at The Summit:

Summit Events

Belay-tionship

Looking for a climbing partner? Belay-tionship is an event to meet new climbers. If you’re belaying in the gym or sending your project outside this night of climbing will introduce you to new people to climb with.

Date Time Cost
September 21st 4:00pm to 9:30pm FREE


Costume Climb 

Break out your costume for a new twist in climbing at the Summit. Come dressed in your favorite costume and the winner for best costume will be given a free entry to SENDsations Bouldering Competition on December 2nd!

Date Time Cost
October 30th 4:00pm to 9:30pm FREE


Crate Stacking Challenge 

This balancing and technique based event crates (pun intended) a challenge unlike other climbing activities. While placing crates in a vertical tower, and balancing atop, you will attempt to build the highest stack. Individuals of all climbing experience levels are welcome.

Required Equipment: The Summit provides all necessary equipment.

Date Time Cost
November 20th 6:00pm to 9:30pm FREE


SENDsations Bouldering Competition 

Join us at the Summit on  for the 3rd Annual SENDsations Bouldering Competition. The competition is open to all current University of Utah students and to any member of Campus Recreation Services. All skill levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome to join. The competition runs from 1:00pm to 8:00pm with 2 different heats to choose from followed by the finals! ($12.00 per person includes a t-shirt!)

Date Time Cost
December 2nd 1:00pm to 8:00pm $12.00

Climbing Fitness

Climbing Conditioning: Need strength for climbing? This class will take you from the gym to sending your projects outside! Climbing Conditioning focuses on increasing flexibility, endurance, finger strength, and muscles vital to improving climbing capabilities.

Registration: No registration needed! Class is limited to 15 on first come first serve basis.

Location: Spirit Studio 2nd level in the Cardio Canyon

Date Time Cost
September 27th  4:30pm to 5:20pm FREE
October 25th  4:30pm to 5:20pm FREE
November 29th  4:30pm to 5:20pm FREE

Instructional Classes 

Learn to Belay

This  class will provide you with the basic skills needed to start climbing safely and proficiently.  You can expect to learn about the necessary equipment, knots, top rope climbing, belaying, communication, lowering, basic movement and techniques, and our policies.  The Summit provides all necessary equipment except climbing shoes. Climbing shoes can be rented  for $2.00 at Gear Central.  Limited to the first 6 individuals.  

Date Time    Cost
August 31st 6:00pm to 7:00pm FREE
September 6th 6:00pm to 7:00pm FREE
September 19th 6:00pm to 7:00pm FREE
September 27th 6:00pm to 7:00pm FREE
October 18th 6:00pm to 7:00pm FREE
November 1st 6:00pm to 7:00pm FREE

Learn to Lead

This class  is designed for those who have experience in top rope climbing and wish to progress learning how to both lead climb and lead belay.  You can expect to learn about lead belaying, clipping and falling techniques. We will provide lead climbing ropes for this class. The Summit provides all necessary equipment except climbing shoes. Climbing shoes can be rented  for $2.00 at Gear Central.  Limited to the first 6 individuals.  Limited to the first 3 pairs of climbing partners.  You must register with a partner.

Prerequisites: Summit Belay Qualified

Date Time    Cost
September 13th 3:00pm to 4:30pm $6.00
October 19th 3:00pm to 4:30pm $6.00
November 2nd 3:00pm to 4:30pm $6.00

Instructional Clinics 

Climbing Technique: Movement 

Climbing Technique: Movement is a clinic  open to all skill levels who want to learn how to use their body, hands and feet in the most efficient way possible. This clinic will cover basic movement such as weight shifting and route reading to advanced footwork and body positioning.

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

Required Equipment: The Summit provides all necessary equipment except climbing shoes. Climbing shoes can be rented  for $2.00 at Gear Central.

Date Time Cost
 September 7th  3:00pm to 4:00pm  $6.00

Indoor Ice Climbing

Indoor Ice Climbing?  YES!  Ice isn’t available all the time and it isn’t always easily accessible.  This clinic will give you a taste of what ice climbing is all about, but on our indoor climbing wall and without the freezing temps.  Learn about technique, style, movement and efficiency with the use of your climbing shoes and mock ice tools to ascend the wall.

Prerequisites: You must be approved and qualified to top rope belay at The Summit prior to this clinic.

Required Equipment: The Summit provides all necessary equipment except climbing shoes. Climbing shoes can be rented  for $2.00 at Gear Central.

Date Time Cost

Anchor Building and Cleaning 

Anchors are absolutely essential to top rope, sport and trad climbers.  This clinic will teach you many ways to build anchors.  We’ll also teach you how to clean anchors and provide the technical knowledge with all the pros and cons to the many different types of useful anchors.  We’ll also cover repelling tips that will help protect you and your gear while cleaning anchors.

Prerequisites:  You must be approved and qualified to lead climb/lead belay at The Summit prior to this clinic.

Required Equipment: The Summit provides all necessary equipment except climbing shoes. Climbing shoes can be rented  for $2.00 at Gear Central.

Date Time Cost
October 4th 3:00pm to 4:30pm $6.00
October 25th 3:00pm to 4:30pm $6.00

Gym to Crag: Common Pitfalls 

So you’re a plastic pulling pro and want to start climbing outside.  Many new climbers make the jump from climbing indoors to outdoors rather quickly and make many simple and common errors.  Come to this clinic to learn about all the common mistakes and how to prevent them.

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

Required Equipment: The Summit provides all necessary equipment except climbing shoes. Climbing shoes can be rented  for $2.00 at Gear Central.

Date Time Cost

Multi Pitch Climbing 

You’ve progressed from gym climbing to sport climbing, but you want to make the jump to trad and multi pitch climbing.  These sessions will give you the basic ground work in developing skills to multi pitch by mitigating risk, building anchors, rescuing and becoming proficient and efficient.  You must register with a partner.  You must also attend both sessions.

Prerequisites: You and your partner must have taken one of the Anchor Building  clinics. You AND your partner must be approved and qualified to lead climb/lead belay at The Summit prior to this clinic.

Required Equipment: The Summit provides all necessary equipment except climbing shoes. Climbing shoes can be rented  for $2.00 at Gear Central.

Date Time Cost
 November 7th & 16th  3:00pm to 5:00pm  $12.00

Route Setting Schedule 

Date Time
Wednesday September 13th 8:00am – 11:00am
Sunday, September 17th 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, September 30th 8:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, October 3rd 8:00am – 11:00am

Services & Rentals

 

The Summit Orientation:  Stop by during our open hours for a short informational tour of the climbing facility to learn about programs, features, safety, scheduled classes and to learn more about how we can serve you in The Summit

Top Rope Climbing Skills Verification:  In order to top rope belay at The Summit, the instructor staff need to verify your belaying and technical skills.  The skills verification is mandatory and you must qualify in order to belay.  Please register for our Learn to Belay class if your unfamiliar with top rope belaying.

Lead Climbing Skills Verification:  After you’ve proven your proficiency with top rope belaying and you desire to lead climb at The Summit, you and your partner must prove your ability to both lead climb and lead belay with your own 40 meter or greater UIAA approved dynamic rope.  You may test with assisted locking device or a tubular device.  Please register for our Learn to Lead Climb class if your unfamiliar with lead climbing and lead belaying.

 

Rental Equipment

Item

Description

Price +Tax

Children’s Climbing Shoes La Sportiva StickIt shoes, Petzl Simba harness $2.00
Belay Device Black Diamond Big Air Free with University ID
Adult Harness Black Diamond Momentum DS Free with University ID
Adult Climbing Shoes La Sportiva Nitro Gym $2.00

Retail Equipment

Item

Description

Price +Tax

Chalk Ball Black Diamond Non-Refillable $3.95
Chalk Bag Black Diamond MOJO $16.95
Belay Device Black Diamond Big Air Package $26.95

 

Climbing Facility Group Rental

Please email or call Ryan Kirchner at 801.581.4662.

Family Climbing

  • All policies and procedures of The Summit still apply to the Family Climbing Sessions.
  • No family climbing available on weekdays.  See scheduled hours.

Children (Age 5 – 13)

  • Must be at least 5 years old to participate.
  • Must be with a parent/guardian at all times and under direct supervision.
  • Are not allowed to belay.
  • Lead climbing is not allowed.

Youths (Age 14 – 17)

  • Able to top rope or lead belay upon successful completion of The Summit top rope skills verification
    • Weight and qualifying restrictions apply
    • May lead climb upon successful completion of the lead skills verification.

Parents/Guardians

  • Must pass The Summit’s top rope or lead belay skills qualification in order to belay for other family members.
  • Must belay for other family members unless members have passed the belay qualifications and meet all belay qualification expectations and policies.
  • Must supervise family members age 13 and under.
  • Only two family members ages 13 and under can be supervised per parent/guardian.

Bouldering

  • Is open for all family members ages 5 and older during family climbing hours.
  • Spotting is not required, but it is highly encouraged.
 

Comments are closed.