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 service.  Programs include an annual inter-collegiate climbing competition, top rope and lead belay clinics, family climbing hours and special events.

  • Built by Entre Prises. Completed January 2015
  • Bouldering Wall:
  • Climbing Wall:
    • 54 feet tall.
    • Twelve 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:

Instructional Classes 

Learn to Belay: This $6.00 class per person will provide you with the basic skills you need to start climbing safely and proficiently in the climbing facility.  You can expect to learn about the necessary equipment, knots, top rope climbing, belaying, communication, lowering, basic movement and techniques, and our policies.  Please bring your climbing harness and climbing shoes or you can rent a climbing harness and climbing shoes for  $3.00 at Gear Central.  Limited to the first 6 individuals.  

Date Time Cost

Learn to Lead: This $6.00 class per person 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.  Please bring your climbing harness and climbing shoes or you can rent a climbing harness and climbing shoes for  $3.00 at Gear Central.  Limited to the first 3 pairs of climbing partners.  You must register with a partner.

Date Time Cost
April 6 4pm to 5:30pm $6.00

Instructional Clinics 

 Clinic Title  Date  Time  Costs

Climbing Technique: Movement 

Crimp? Sloper? Knee Bar? Mantel? Hand Jam?  What does all that mean?  There is a lot of funny climbing language.  Climbing Technique is a basic clinic that is open to all who want to learn how to use their body, hands and feet in the best and most efficient way possible in bouldering, top roping and sport climbing.

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

Required Equipment: The Summit provides all necessary equipment, but you may bring your own climbing harness, climbing shoes and belay device.

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, but you may bring your own climbing harness, climbing shoes and belay device.

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 pro’s and con’s 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, but you may bring your own climbing harness, personal anchor system, and belay device.

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, but you may bring your own climbing harness, climbing shoes and belay device.

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 and Cleaning 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, but you may bring your own climbing harness, climbing helmet, climbing shoes, personal anchor system and belay device.

 

Programs, Events & Services

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.

 

Equipment Rentals

Item

Description

Price +Tax

Children’s Climbing Package La Sportiva StickIt shoes, Petzl Simba harness $3.00
Belay Device Black Diamond Big Air Free with University ID
Adult Harness Black Diamond Momentum DS $1.00
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 Cairistiona Flatley at 801.581.3808.

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 tope 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.
 

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