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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:
    • 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:

Climb Prom

Grab your date or come solo to the Summit’s climb prom! This semi-formal high fashion climbing affair will be one to remember. Take your prom pictures at our photo booth and best dressed will win a FREE entry to the DYNO comp!

Date Time Cost
 Febuary 14th 4:00-9:30pm FREE

Disco After Dark 

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 grooviest gear! Best dress wins a FREE entry to the DYNO Comp

Date Time Cost
 March 6th 10:00-12:00am 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 DYNO comp! 

Required Equipment: The Summit provides all necessary equipment.

Date Time Cost
 April 3rd 6:00-9:00pm FREE

DYNO Competition

The fourth annual DYNO Comp is here!  Jump, leap, soar and score.  Our first three comps were a huge hit and this years is sure to be an amazing time.  For only $10.00 we'll have raffles for prizes from top climbing brands, good tunes, and an amazing crowd to cheer you on.  This is a great event for beginners and experts alike. All you need is climbing shoes, chalk and stoke!  

Date Time Cost
 April 13th 4:00-9:00pm $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.

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

Register here

Date Time Cost
Tuesdays  3:00-4:00pm $35.00 per 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
Janaury 23rd  6:00-7:00pm

FREE

January 31st   6:00-7:00pm FREE
Febuary 15th   6:00-7:00pm FREE
Febuary 20th    6:00-7:00pm FREE 
March 7th   6:00-7:00pm  FREE 
April 17th  6:00-7:00pm  FREE

 *All sales are final

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
January 25th  3:00-5:00pm

$10.00

Febuary 8th 3:00-5:00pm $10.00 

Febuary 21st 

3:00-5:00pm  $10.00

Febuary 28th 

3:00-5:00pm $10.00

March 13th 

3:00-5:00pm $10.00

April 4th

3:00-5:00pm $10.00

April 19th 

3:00-5:00pm $10.00

 *All sales are final

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
Febuary 1st Weight Shifting 3:00-4:30pm $6.00
Febuary 13th Body Positioing 3:00-4:30pm $6.00
March 14th  Footwork 3:00-4:30pm $6.00
April 5th Handholds/Route Reading 3:00-4:30pm $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
January 30th 4:00-9:30pm FREE


Anchors

Anchors are absolutely essential to top rope, sport and traditional climbers.  This clinic will teach you how to place protection and construct secure anchors to safeguard your life.

Prerequisites:  No prerequisities 

Required Equipment: The Summit provides all necessary equipment.

Date Time Cost
March 8th 3:00-5:00pm $10.00
March 28th 3:00-5:00pm $10.00

*All sales are final


Sport Anchor Cleaning 

One of the best parts of sport climbing is its simplicity: Clip some bolts as you climb and you’re done.  The most complicated part is cleaning the anchors. This clinic will educate you on how to 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
Febuary 22nd 3:00-5:00pm $10.00
April 18th  3:00-5:00pm $10.00

*All sales are final

Date Time

March 26th 

April 9th

April 19th 

8am-12pm

8am-12pm

8am-12pm

 

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
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.
Last Updated: 3/13/18