Rock climbing is a great way to exercise and stay in shape, as well as have fun in a challenging environment. In Salt Lake City, and surrounding areas, they offer several great rock climbing places to choose from.
Rockreation is a 7,500 square foot indoor rock climbing facility which is great whether you’re a beginner climber, you’ve done it a few times, or an expert climber. Rockreation features many different skilled climbing walls for all levels, and also has over 45 feet of high lead terrain climbing. They also have various types and levels of rope courses, as well as a gym featuring weight machines and cardiovascular fitness training. If you have children, Rockreation is perfect for them as well. They offer things like summer camps for kids, birthday party rooms, a youth climbing team, and much more. Rockreation also offers climbing classes for people of all skill levels. They offer a fight gravity series of classes, which are an introduction to climbing (perfect for beginners), as well as lead seminars, private instruction (one on one, which is a great and individualized way to learn) and more.
Rockreation offers two types of ways to go and climb- by buying a visitor pass (if you just want to go every now and again) or by purchasing a membership (if you plan to go frequently). They have many different payment options, including paying annually, monthly, etc. To give you an example of the cost- for an individual membership paid month to month, it would be about $58 per month. For a family membership month to month (2 people) it would be about $92 with each additional person costing around $19. A visitor pass for adults is $15 per day, and for kids (11 and younger) is $10 per day. For a complete list of pricing (everything from student discounts and birthday parties to classes and yearly rates) please see their website.
Rockreation’s summer hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10am-10pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 6am-10pm, Friday from 12pm-10pm, Saturday from 10am-8pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm. In the winter, they are open Monday-Thursday from 6am-11pm, Friday from 12pm-9pm, Saturday from 9am-8pm and Sunday from 9am-7pm. For holiday hours, please see their website. Rockreation is located at 2074 East 3900 South in Salt Lake City. For more information, visit their website or call (801)278-7473.
The Front Climbing Club
The Front Climbing Club is a 10,000 square foot climbing club that also features boulder training, and tons of other great features. The Front’s 10,000 square foot climbing wall is designed with bouldering in mind, as well as rope climbing and is perfect no matter if this is your first time or you’ve been doing it for 20 years. They offer very challenging rope courses, as well as courses for beginners. The Front also provides a penthouse training room, aerobics training, weight room/weight training, yoga and pilate classes, a pilate reformer room, a club room with ping pong, pool tables, and much more and a great locker room with showers, towel service, and lockers. On top of it all, they also feature free Wi-Fi and have recently went 100% “green” which means they are an Energy Star rated facility that is committed to saving energy.
The Front offers something for everyone, no matter what your age is. For kids they offer summer camps, birthday parties, after school clubs for ages 6-13, and much more. For teens, they offer a climbing club, and Friday and Saturday night teen nights. Occasionally, they also offer lock-ins and overnighters. Also, they offer boy and girl scout clubs, activities, and events. For adults, they offer party rooms, corporate group events, instructional classes for bouldering instruction, rope instruction, and climbing technique as well as personal training, yoga classes, and much more.
The Front is offers many different ways to join, including day passes or monthly/yearly memberships. Day passes start at about $12 for adults, and $7 for children 12 and under and memberships start at $50 per month for an individual membership. They also offer climbing classes for as low as $45 per class.
The Front Climbing Club is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am-11pm, Tuesday from 7am-11pm, Friday from 7am-9pm, Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm in the summer (June 1st-October 3rd). Their winter hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am-11pm, Tuesday from 7am-11pm, Friday from 7am-9pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-11pm.
The Front Climbing Club is located at 1450 South 400 West in Salt Lake City. For more information, please call (801)466-ROCK (7625) or visit their website.
Momentum Indoor Climbing Gym is a 20,000 square foot climbing facility which is truly top of the line. Momentum features 45 degree walls for bouldering, over 8,000 square feet of climbing wall space, top rope challenging courses, a crack course with 13 cracks designed to teach the challenges and will help you greatly with outdoor rock climbing, 7,000 square feet of lead climbing surfaces, and so much more.
Momentum also features a state of the art training area with strength training and cardio training as well as personal trainers available. They also offer yoga classes featuring many different kinds of yoga styles. On top of it all, it’s a great place to bring your kids because they have an on-site kids club for kids ages 1-5. The kids club takes reservations (because it can only hold 10 kids at a time) and although they’re recommended, it’s not required.
Momentum features many different pricing options, with day passes starting at just $15 for adults and $12 for kids ages 11 and under. Their memberships start at $79 per month for an individual membership, and they also offer couples memberships, family plans, and student discounts. Along with your membership comes free Wi-Fi, locker rooms with showers and towel services, use of the kids bouldering area and kids club, free yoga classes, use of the weight and cardio fitness rooms, and much more.
Momentum is open year round Monday-Friday from 6am-10pm, Saturday from 10am-10pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm. They’re located at 220 West 10600 South in Sandy. For more information, please call (801)990-6890 or check out their website.