The Front Climbing Club
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 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 in Salt Lake City
225 20th St. in Ogden
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.
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.
With winter already knocking on our door, you should definitely plan a family trip to either of The Front’s locations. An hour or two on the yellow circles followed by an hour or two on blue (or black) diamonds sounds like the perfect cold-weather day to me (though your body may not thank you!)
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