In the summer UMA offers guiding in the Central Wasatch: Millcreek Canyon, Big Cottonwood Canyon & Little Cottonwood Canyon, as well as surrounding areas such as American Fork, Maple Canyon & the Uintas.
Springtime in the Wasatch offers snow and dry rock side by side, allowing for technical snow travel and mountaineering experiences, while spring through fall are great for rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, rappelling and canyoneering prep trips.
There's something for all ages with UMA's kids, tween & teen rock climbing camps this summer. Whether you're on a local team, from out of town to experience world renowned granite, quartzite, and limestone or new to climbing, there's a place for all levels of climbers in this week-long climbing camp. Climbers will take their rope skills, climbing technique and passion to a whole new level by experiencing what real rock has to offer!
UMA is here to make transitioning from indoor climbing to outdoor rock climbing seamless! Rock Camp 1 was developed for those who want to become independent, confident lead climbers for sport climbing trips and want an introduction to multi-pitch climbing. Those who are brand new to climbing or climb up to 5.10 Top Rope at the gym are a great fit!
Southern Utah is well known for its unique and abundant slot canyons. UMA is conveniently located in Salt Lake City to help you gain the skills and confidence to navigate these iconic canyons. Practice & dial in your technical canyoneering skills in the Wasatch for epic canyoneering adventures in San Rafael Swell, Robbers Roost, Zion, Escalante, North Wash & Cedar Mesa.
The Wasatch Mountains offer unparalleled access from Salt Lake City, and are a convenient way for large groups or teams to learn more about their backyard or explore new places while participating in fun, challenging outdoor activities. Rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, and snowshoeing are all popular, great ways to spend time together in the mountains.
Ditch the heavy pack and learn to scramble & traverse high routes with the bare essentials! This is a great course for those who are a glutton for punishment: long days and big vertical.
Interested in alpine rock routes in the Wasatch, Tetons, Sierras and Wind Rivers? UMA's backyard offers unparalleled access to excellent alpine rock. This hands-on, skills-oriented class develops route-finding, anchor-building, rope management, and alpine safety for such climbs.
Based in the Wasatch Range near Salt Lake and Park City since 1993, Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) is the premier full-spectrum, year-round guide service in Utah. Programs include backcountry skiing, split-snowboarding, rock climbing, ice climbing, avalanche instruction, summer and winter mountaineering, trekking (hiking and snowshoeing) and canyoneering skills. UMA’s incredible roster of guides and instructors (including many who are AMGA certified) maximizes the knowledge and experience gained by guests. Led by Julie Faure and Tyson Bradley, UMA (formerly Exum Utah Mountain Adventures) operates under a permit issued by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
The Wasatch Mountains offer world-class skiing and climbing terrain within just 30 minutes of Salt Lake International Airport. Easy access, consistent powder snow and high-quality Ice, Peaks, Granite, Quartzite, and Limestone, make UMA the place for fun, adventure, training, and alpine skills development.
Whether you seek fresh powder or corn tracks; ice axe, crampon, or winter camping skills; crack-climbing, sport, or natural-pro leading techniques; route-finding, beacon rescue and snow-pit skills; film work guidance; team-building; alpine summits; ridge traverses; or wilderness leadership; UMA is the guide service of choice in the Mountain West.
Ski and snowboard tours go out-of-bounds from Alta, Snowbird, and Brighton ski resorts as well as trailheads in Mill Creek, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. UMA’s permit area includes the Mt. Olympus, Twin Peaks, Lone Peak and Deseret Peak Wilderness areas. It features Mt. Superior, the Pfeifferhorn, Cardiff, Silver, Days and Mineral Forks, Stairway to Heaven and Bridal Veil Falls, Gobbler’s Knob, Coalpit, the Y-Couloir, Red and White Pine, Maybird and Hogum Gulches, Porter Fork, Reynolds Peak, Willow Fork, Kessler, the Gate Buttress, Storm Mountain Island, Hellgate, the Sundial, Peak 10,420, Bear Trap, Grizzly Gulch, Broads Fork, Bells Canyon, and Wolverine Cirque.
We look forward to climbing and skiing with you!
Photo credits (homepage): Backcountry skiing: "Preparing to descend Lone Peak" by Andrew Burr; Backcountry Touring: "Skinning in Big Cottonwood" by Tom Bear; Backcountry Snowboarding: "Riding the world’s greatest snow" by Andrew Burr; Ski Mountaineering: "Rappelling into a Wasatch Couloir" by Andrew Burr; Alpine Climbing: "Alpine climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon" by Andrew Burr; Ice Climbing by Andrew Burr; Overnight Trips: "Winter camping in Broad’s Fork" by Tyson Bradley; Alpine Rock: "Traversing the Cottonwood Crest" by Tyson Bradley; Rock Instruction: "Learning to lead on Pentapitch" by Lane Peters; Rock Climbing: "Scaling Summit Wall on Lone Peak" by Wes Holmes.