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Summer Rope Climbing Hours May 7 - Aug. 17

Monday- Friday

 

 4:00 - 7:30 pm

 

Summer Bouldering Hours May 7 - Aug. 17

Monday - Friday

Saturday

Sunday 

 

 

6:00am - 7:30pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

10:00am - 6:00pm

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:
    • 13 feet tall.
    • Bouldering problems set by the Summit Staff and University of Utah Climbing Team.
  • 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:

 Climbing Club Tryouts 

 

Date Time Cost
 9-4-2018 5:30pm-8:30pm

FREE

9-5-2018 5:30pm-8:30pm

FREE


 Ice Climbing Night 

Ice climbing is a great way to stay busy during the winter months. This night we will provide all the technical equipment needed to mock ice climb at the Summit. This is also a great way to practice those skills learned in our ice climbing clinic!

 Required Equipment: The Summit provides all necessary equipment but climbing shoes.

Date Time Cost
 9-19-2018 4pm-9:30pm FREE

 Late Night 90's Theme

It’s going be a late night at the Summit! Dropping the lights down low and pumping the jams up to enjoy a late night of climbing. Come dress in your best 90's gear! Best dress wins a FREE entry to the SENDsations Bouldering Comp

Date Time Cost
 9-20-2018 10pm-12am FREE

Womens Climbing Night 

HEEEYYYY SLLLAAYYDDIIESSS. Come meet some fellow female crushers at the Summit for a night of climbing! This night’s open to climbers of all levels to connect and SEND with each other.

Date Time Cost
 9-26-2018 4pm-9:30pm FREE
10-24-2018 4pm-9:30pm FREE
11-14-2018 4pm-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. Winner gets a FREE entry to the SENDsations Bouldering Comp! 

Required Equipment: The Summit provides all necessary equipment.

Date Time Cost
 10-3-2018 4pm-9pm FREE

 Costume Climb

Grab you best costume and head to the Summit! Come climb and enter in our costume competition for a FREE spot in our SENDsations bouldering Competition.

Date Time Cost
 10-31-2018 4pm-9:30pm FREE

 SENDsations Bouldering Competition

Come climbing in the largest Summit event of the semester. This all-skill-level competition is open to all current University of Utah Students and any member of Campus Recreation Services. Every competitor will leave with a t-shirt and swag from one of our many sponsors!

Date Time Cost
 11-30-2018 3pm-9pm  10.00

*All sales are final

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 for all experince levels. 

Location: Spirit Studio 2nd level in the Cardio Canyon, and the Summit

Register here

Date Time Cost
Mondays 3-4pm $35 for semester

*All sales are final

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
 9-6-2018 6pm-7pm FREE
10-2-2018 6pm-7pm FREE
10-18-2018 6pm-7pm FREE
10-30-2018 6pm-7pm FREE
11-1-2018 6pm-7pm FREE
11-13-2018 6pm-7pm FREE
11-21-2018 6pm-7pm 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
 9-11-2018 3pm-5pm $12.00
9-27-2018 3pm-5pm $12.00
10-4-2018 3pm-5pm $12.00
10-23-2018 3pm-5pm $12.00
11-6-2018 3pm-5pm $12.00
11-15-2018 3pm-5pm $12.00
11-20-2018 3pm-5pm $12.00

 *All sales are final

 

Lead Climbing Practice

If you have taken our lead class and are looking for a little more practice this is for you! This time is set aside to apply your lead climbing skills learned in our learn to lead class.

Prerequisites: Must have taken a Learn to Lead during the same semester.

Date Time Cost
 9-14-2018 4pm-6pm FREE
9-28-2018 4pm-6pm FREE
10-5-2018 4pm-6pm FREE
10-26-2018 4pm-6pm FREE
11-9-2018 4pm-6pm FREE
11-16-2018 4pm-6pm FREE
     

Climbing  Movement

Climbing  Movement  clinics  are open to all skill levels who want to learn how to use their body in the most efficient way possible. These clinics will focus on basic movement such as weight shifting, handholds/route reading,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 Clinic Topic Time Cost
 9-13-2018 Weight Shifting 3-4pm $6.00
9-25-2018 Body Positioning 3-4pm $6.00
10-25-2018 Footwork 3-4pm $6.00
11-8-2018 Handholds & Route Reading 3-4pm $6.00

*All sales are final


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
9-12-2018 2pm-3:30pm $12.00
*All sales are final

Canyoneering 

Want to go canyoneering, but don’t know where to start? If so, learning some basic knots, rope work, and rappelling can prepare you to hold your own among more experienced folk.

Prerequisites:  No prerequisities 

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
10-17-2018 2pm-3:30pm $12.00
     

*All sales are final


Sport Anchor & Cleaning 

One of the best parts of sport climbing is its simplicity. The most important parts are anchor building and cleaning. This clinic will educate you on how to build and clean anchors simply and quickly so you can move on to the climb.

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

Date Time  Cost
9-18-2018 3pm-5pm $12.00
10-16-2018 3pm-5pm $12.00
11-7-2018 3pm-5pm $12.00

*All sales are final

Date Time
   
 

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 $2.00

Adult's Climbing Shoes

La Sportiva Nitro Gym

$2.00

Adult Harness Black Diamond Momentum DS Free with University ID
Belay Device ` Black Diamond Big Air Free with University ID

Sale Equipment

Item Description Price + Tax
Chalk Ball Black Diamond Non-Refillable $4.25
Chalk Bag Black Diamond MOJO $18.50
Belay Device Black Diamond Big Air Package

$28.80

 

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.
Last Updated: 8/17/18