Scheduled Courses & Climbs - Mountaineering (Alpine Climbing)

Winter Courses & Climbs

Summer Courses & Climbs

Mt. Olympus, West Slabs Climb:

Join UMA guides and scale the rocky face you've admired for years that presides over the Salt Lake Valley.

Mt. Superior Classic Alpine Climb:

The prominent South Ridge of this iconic Wasatch peak rises 3,000 feet from near Snowbird Ski Resort, in Little Cottonwood Canyon, to the 11,050' summit. Outstanding views, fun climbing moves, and an airy feeling make this a classic route in any season. Only a short approach is needed before class 3 & 4 scrambling and/or steep snow climbing begins.

Grand Teton Prep Course:

Instruction in multi-pitch alpine rock climbing, belaying from a ledge, overhanging rappels and other skills required for climbing the Grand Teton or similar routes.

Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505


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Mountaineering (Alpine Climbing) - Utah Mountain Adventures

In summer and fall, we wear sticky-rubber approach shoes or alpine boots and travel primarily on dry rock. Popular moderate routes include Mt. Olympus West Slabs (Northwest Face) and Mt. Superior South Ridge. Climbers comfortable up to 5.8 may enjoy the Sundial and other remote Wasatch multi-pitch classics.

The feeling of elation upon reaching a summit is heightened by the challenges of winter conditions. November-May mountaineering is climbing on a mix of snow, ice and rock using crampons and ice axe, typically after an approach on skis, splitboard or snowshoes. Mt. Superior's knife-edged South Ridge is our classic single-day alpine route, and the airy North Ridge, or the friendlier East Ridge, of the Pfeifferhorn is usually a 2-day climb.

The skills and experience gained on Wasatch ascents are ideal preparation for future climbs on the major peaks of the world, including Denali, Rainier and the Grand Teton. UMA prepares students in the rigors of snow mountaineering by instructing them in the use of crampons and ice axe, self arrest, belayed climbing, snow anchors, crevasse rescue and winter camping.

Crampons, ice axe and boots are available for rent at local shops. UMA provides all technical team gear as well as tents, stoves, dinner and breakfast for overnight climbs.

For more information on mountaineering classes in the Salt Lake City, Utah area, please view our Mountaineering Courses.

We also offer private Guided Mountaineering & Alpine Climbing Instruction in the Wasatch Range in and around the Salt Lake area.