Climb, Canyoneer & Mountaineer

Background Shadow Kathleen Waller
Kathleen Waller
Climbing Co-Director
Background Shadow Neil Schmidt
Neil Schmidt
Climbing Co-Director
Background Shadow Shane Wallace
Shane Wallace
Canyoneering Coordinator

The Wasatch Mountains are a wonderful playground for climbers. We have some great ice climbing in the winter, snow climbs on local peaks in the spring and early summer and lots of rock climbing. The club hosts a weekly rock climb at local crags on Thursdays. We do a number of out of town trips each year to destinations such as the City of Rocks in Idaho, the Tetons, Indian Creek in Southern Utah, and the San Rafael Swell area. Climbs are listed in the Rambler and on this web site. We also have a climber’s email list that you can join to get additional climbing information.

The main activity for the climbers is the Thursday evening climbs. These climbs are held at various places in the Wasatch to give the climbers a variety of rock, difficulty and scenery. Climbers of all ability levels are welcome, from novices to hard core. If you are a novice don’t feel intimidated! We are an easy going, fun group and we will help you develop the skills necessary to enjoy climbing in this fantastic area.

Workshops are occasionally offered at low or no cost and have included in the past: Learn to climb, Learn to lead climb, Rappelling for canyoneering, Knots for climbers and canyoneers, Self-rescue for climbers and canyoneers, Snow climbing and self-arrest and Glacier travel and crevasse rescue.

Excellent videos by the American Alpine Club on Belaying:

Excellent videos by REI on Top Rope Anchors and Rappelling:

A Climbing Communication document created from an American Alpine Club posting.

Useful Links

WMC Mountaineering Policy
Climbing Ratings
The Ten E's
Carpooling Rates And Guidelines
Carpool Meeting Places
WMC Forms
Read Climbing Trip Reports
Additonal Climbing Links

Some of the upcoming activities:

 2020-04-28 Rock Climb - High-angle Self-rescue 1
 2020-05-03 Snow Mountaineering Practice (ice Axe & Crampons) & Snowshoe/ski MOD
 2020-05-05 Rock Climb - High-angle Self-rescue 2
3 days2020-05-08 Maple Canyon - Car Camp And Rock Climb (and Waller's Bday)
 2020-05-12 Rock Climb - High-angle Self-rescue 3
 2020-05-17 Rock Climb: 101 Clinic - Learn To Climb, Big Cottonwood Canyon
 2020-05-19 Rock Climb - High-angle Self-rescue 4
 2020-05-31 Rock Climb: 101 Clinic - Learn To Climb, Rock Canyon In Provo
 2020-06-06 Rock Climb: Cosmic Space Dust Lazers, Rock Canyon In Provo
 2020-06-07 Rock Climb: 101 Clinic - Learn To Climb, Big Cottonwood Canyon
 2020-06-20 Mountaineering: Santaquin Peak Via Loafer Mountain Trail
 2020-06-21 Rock Climb: 101 Clinic - Learn To Climb, Rock Canyon In Provo
4 days2020-06-24 Mountaineering - Mt Shasta MSD
 2020-06-28 Rock Climb: 201 Clinic - Learn To Sport Lead, Big Cottonwood Canyon
 2020-07-05 Rock Climb: 201 Clinic - Learn To Sport Lead, Rock Canyon In Provo
3 days2020-07-10 Maple Canyon: Rock Climb And Car Camp
 2020-07-18 Mountaineering: Spanish Fork Peak Via Maple Canyon
 2020-08-08 Mountaineering: Mount Timpanogos Via Timpooneke Trail
 2020-08-15 Rock Climb: Gray Slabs, Mt Ogden At Snowbasin