Momentum Indoor Climbing
Lehi, Sandy, Millcreek
For Momentum Indoor Climbing founder Greg Paul, climbing time is family time.
“My family and I have climbed several peaks together,” he said. “I always say that a family that climbs together hangs together.”
Momentum Indoor Climbing is run by a fantastic staff along with three owners – Greg Paul, Jeff Pedersen, and Kevin Bradburn. All three owners are well-known in the world of climbing and have accomplished some amazing feats. Along with their staff, they have a strong desire to bring their unique outdoor experiences to their indoor climbing members.
The three founders have a long history that began when Paul was Bradburn’s Scout Master and helped him develop a love for climbing. As Bradburn continued to develop a passion for the sport through college, he connected with Pedersen. Paul, Bradburn and Pedersen reconnected years later to open Momentum Indoor Climbing Gyms.
“We are out in the canyon actually doing it. We don’t just sit at the front desk pretending how to teach people to point their toes into the wall,” said Devin Ashby, Lehi Momentum General Manager. “It’s our lifestyle.”
Momentum member Aaron Wilkinson is a long-time climber who aims to instill that lifestyle in his family as well. “Climbing is a life sport,” he said. “It gives me such an in-depth experience with my kids. Most sports aren’t like that.”
Momentum Indoor Climbing in Lehi appeals to families for many reasons. There are climbing areas for children, adults, and families. The facility also has youth programs, climbing school, high school competition teams, yoga, weights, exercise machines, and Funtopia designed specifically for kids. Their mission statement says, “Our passion is to build better climbers. We innovate, create, and operate the world’s most inspiring indoor climbing gyms.”
Paul has seen customers experience the passion and joy that comes from accomplishing something great and he encourages those who are interested to come see what Momentum has to offer. He and his partners have benefitted from the experiences and relationships that climbing has brought into their lives.
“Everybody can do it together, right next to each other,” he said. “That is one of the beauties of climbing.”
“The really incredible thing about climbing for families is that it actually makes sense for everyone to do it,” said Pedersen.
Whether you are 3 or 73, there is something for everyone at Momentum.
This business spotlight was written by Morgan Hampton.