As we know, Utah is known for the variety of recreational sports, due in part to the change in seasons and the gorgeous mountains that surround our valleys. But did you know how popular the sport of rock climbing was among the Utahns? And how many different types of rock climbing are available?
The people at The Front Climbing Club do, as well as the thousands of people that participate in their indoor climbing facilities.
The Front has two locations:
Salt Lake City
1450 S 400 W
Salt Lake City, UT
225 20th St.
Both offer workout facilities, weight rooms, locker rooms and showers, cardio machines, yoga classes, Pilates reformers, and a club house with ping pong tables and free internet for “chilling.” The main attraction, however, is the 10,000 square feet of climbing wall with various levels of difficulty.
Here’s what Seth, our very friendly, informative and patient instructor told us about The Front:
Seth gave us a tour of the facility, fitted us for climbing shoes, then took us into the climbing room for a brief instructional. After pointing out the safety features, simple techniques required, and the levels of difficulty identified by colored stickers, Seth felt Emily and I were ready to tackle the wall.
What do you think?
Will they make it past the ground level? Or will they be gripping the knobs while hanging on to the inverted slope? Come back Wednesday to find out!