Competitive Program UTAH FAQ

Momentum’s Competitive Program is for climbers who have a high degree of climbing experience and aptitude. Team members are selected through multi round tryouts based on ability and compete in USA Climbing youth competitions.

We encourage climbers who do not make the Competitive Program to join our other once and twice a week Youth Programs. Please visit  for more information about our Youth Programs


  • Pre-Team meets 2x per week in 2-hr classes
    $159/month *includes a Momentum membership
  • Development/Advanced Team meets 3-4x per week in 2.5-hr classes
    $270/month *includes a Momentum membership
  • Elite Team meets 4x per week in 3-hr classes
    $300/month *includes a Momentum membership
  • Additional Team costs may include:
    • USA Climbing Membership
    • Competition fees
    • Travel costs associated with competitions
    • Climbing equipment
    • Uniforms

USA Climbing youth age categories for the 2018-2019 season:

Category & Birth Year

Youth D 2009 or later
Youth C 2007 or 2008
Youth B 2005 or 2006
Youth A 2004 or 2004
Junior 2001 or 2002

If your child loses an item while at Momentum, please have the coaching staff help you check the gyms Lost and Found bins before or after practice. If it is after the practice is over that you realize an item is missing, please check with the front desk. Momentum is not responsible for any items that go missing.

Electronics (iPods, Cell Phone, iPads, hand held games, etc) should be left at home. Climbing can provide an opportunity for kids and youth to take a break from electronic distractions, please help our coaches find success by keeping these items at home.

Rock climbing, like baseball or soccer, is an active sport and scrapes and bumps are not uncommon. It is our job to ensure that minor injuries are handled with care. Blisters are not uncommon on the hands and feet when learning to climb. If you see blisters on your child, please help communicate these hot spots to the coaches so they can help keep your climber comfortable.

Traditionally, climbing shoes are worn barefoot, but socks can help cut back on blisters when climbing shoes are worn for long periods of time. In the unlikely event of a major medical concern parents will be contacted immediately by program staff.

Skin care is important to new climbers. You are using a new part of your body to hold yourself on vertical terrain and it takes time for skin to develop climbing calluses. Everyone’s body produces moisture differently, and sweaty hands can be the difference of success and failure in climbing. For a beginner climber, developing your first set of calluses is a major milestone.

Tips and tricks:

  • Chalk can help! Momentum encourages the use of a chalk ball in a chalk bag for new climbers.
  • Pay attention to your hands after each climb, if the skin feels hot and/or turns red it might be an indication that it’s time to stop climbing for the day and let the calluses begin to form.
  • Keep hands clean and hydrated- wash hands free of chalk immediately after climbing and use oil based moisturizers regularly.
  • If you develop blisters and flappers (when a blister pops and leaves a flap of skin) use a small bit of tape over affected area while on the climbing wall to prevent further damage.
  • Drop off:
    • Please do not park in fire lanes directly in front of Momentum facilities to drop off your climber(s).
    • Climbers will check-in for every practice at the front desk either using their scan tag or directly with the staff.
    • With gear in hand, climbers will gather in the program meeting area to begin the warm up.
  • Pick up:
    • Please do not park in fire lanes directly in front of Momentum facilities to pick up your climber(s).
    • At the end of practice, climbers return any borrowed gear to the front desk and head home.
    • This is the best time to check in with your coaches if you have any comments, questions or concerns.

Due to the volume of participants and programs, we do not offer refunds or make up days for any missed classes. We do however provide the opportunity for you to come into the gym with your climber on your own time if they miss a class. If you miss a practice, your climber can utilize the facility to climb on your own time at any of our locations.

We understand that injuries and medical emergencies are unpredictable and in the event that your child must miss a practice(s) due to an injury or emergency we will evaluate how to proceed on a case by case basis. If your child has an injury or medical emergency and is unable to participate please contact