Without the desert, one would not think to build pyramids. Without the ocean, one would not build ships to cross them. Without the mountains, one would not build the tools needed to climb them; as much to see the view from the top as to explore within ourselves. Great ideas do not simply appear. They are forged, hammered and shaped like finely crafted metal by the hands of experience, inspiration and ingenuity.

CAMP is the Title Sponsor of the Salt Lake Climbing Festival (SLCF). This year's festival would not have been possible without them. Make sure to swing by their booth at the vendor village to learn more about the equipment they offer.

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Mountain Education & Development LLC (MED) is dedicated to creating a community of educators, leaders, and outdoor enthusiasts who are committed to increasing the professionalism of the outdoor industry. We believe that outdoor recreation can provide some of the most meaningful educational experiences, and that these opportunities should be made accessible to anyone who wishes to learn more. With the use of an engaging and knowledgeable instructor team, cutting-edge technology, and customizable technical, medical, and risk management programs, MED is able to create experiences that are highly educational and rewarding for its clients.

MED is the SLCF's education partner. MED is responsible for the organization of the climbing clinics during the event. Their instructors volunteer their time during this event as a way to give back to the community.  


Rab Carrington built his company on two things: A deep understanding of what climbers and mountaineers need, and a commitment to practical gear that works. It’s this down to earth, honest approach that still informs the design and testing process linking us firmly to that modest beginning in 1980’s Sheffield. Those same qualities of innovation, integrity and function have endured, remaining at the heart of the Rab® brand today.

Rab® is a supporting sponsor of the SLCF. Rab® is a world leader in designing technical clothing for climbers. Don't forget to make it by the Rab® booth in the vendor village to learn more.

Petzl's roots lie in the desire of its founders to serve one passion: exploration. Since its beginnings in caving, the company’s mission has remained constant: to offer practical solutions that allow people to progress. Today that pioneering spirit, passion for exploration and ethic have not changed. More than forty years later, Petzl continues to invent products and provide solutions that allow sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night.

PETZL is the official rope sponsor of the climbing festival and they will be providing the sport climbing equipment that will be used during the sport climbing clinics. 



At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.

REI is a supporting sponsor of the SLCF and will be providing coffee.

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Kailas, is a supporting sponsor of the Salt Lake Climbing Festival. Make sure to swing by their booth to check out all the equipment they have to offer. If you're feeling hungry around breakfast time they will have Adventure Oats Oatmeal ready and waiting for you.


Gnarly is all about people who are passionate about experiencing the feelings of progress. Therefore, Gnarly Nutrition is not so much a product as it is an experience. An experience of finding yourself through wanting more, then committing to doing more. It’s an experience of becoming more purposeful and living out your passions, and most importantly, becoming free from fear.

Gnarly Sports Nutrition is a supporting sponsor of the SLCF. Make sure to fill up your water bottles at the Gnarly tent to try out some of the hydration mixes they offer.



We get people who get outside—plain and simple. This is about gear, grit, and connecting people to their passions.

Backcountry.com is a supporting sponsor of the SLCF.

At Outdoor Research, we think that life gets better the minute we step out the door on a new adventure, no matter how big or small. We learn about ourselves, each other and the environment every time we get out. We come home a little wiser and stronger. We see the world more clearly, and that compels us to treat it better. More than anything, we’re convinced that if we inspire more people to get outside, the world will be a better place.

Outdoor Research is a presenting sponsor of the SLCF. 




We're a company of users. It's who we are. We're the greatest dreamers about what could be, and the harshest of critics about what exists. Because of this, the creation of Black Diamond is a process that will never end. The company today is more committed than ever, thanks to the many people here in the U.S., at Black Diamond Europe and at Black Diamond Asia whose limitless energy and hands-on involvement have created a promising future for all climbers and skiers worldwide.

Black Diamond will be providing the traditional climbing protection that is will be used during the event's clinics. Make sure to try out the latest product they are working on.

.Brighton and the Alpine Rose are supporting sponsor of the SLCF. Brighton became the new venue of the SLCF in 2017. The beautiful mountain setting the Brighton gives to the event is irreplaceable.



Momentum Indoor Climbing's vision is to build better climbers and serve communities by innovating, creating and delivering the world's most inspiring climbing gyms.

Momentum is a supporting sponsor of the SLCF. Momentum provides the SLCF with additional climbing instructors for the climbing clinics provided during the event.


Yoshi's opened it's doors in 2001 and has been serving the community ever since. Owner, Eddee Johansen, has a serious love for creating some of the most delicious Asian-inspired food around. 

Yoshi's Japanese grill provides dinner for the SLCF. There is nothing like one of their rice bowls to recharge your batteries after a long day out on the rock.

We work hard to provide an experience that is more than a river trip or a day spent climbing. We strive to ensure that time spent with us is time that you will always look back on fondly. We want to leave you with a memories that bring a smile to your face no matter where you are, no matter what you are doing, no matter how much time has passed.

Red River Adventures is a supporting sponsor of the SLCF. provides the SLCF with additional climbing instructors for the climbing clinics provided during the event.




Park City Yoga Adventures supports the SLCF by providing the morning yoga classes during the event. There is no better way to start your day that rising with the sun during yoga practice.


WE EXPLORE. Innovation is in our DNA and we are constantly developing something new. Our past does not limit our future.

Goal Zero will be providing all of the lighting during the event Make sure to stop by their booth and thank them for the light while you check out their new product.



The Moab Brewery was founded in 1996 by John Borkoski (John is also the founder of a brewery in McCall, Idaho) and Dave Sabey (Dave appreciates a good beer anywhere!). Together with their partners, John and Dave have created an oasis in the desert. Moab Brewery is proud to be Moab’s only microbrewery. The beautiful and unique landscape in and around Moab provides inspiration for our fresh, hand-crafted ales.

Moab Brewery provides the beer for the SLCF. If it weren't for Moab Brewery many of the participants would go thirsty.

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Build the best product cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.

Patagonia will be joining us for the second year in a row with their Worn Wear booth. Stop by the booth, find yourself a piece of clothing to fix, and it is yours to keep.

Canyon transportation provides all of the transportation during our instructional climbing clinics. Don't forget to catch a ride both too and from the climbing site each day during the event.

Don't miss mountain inspired pottery from Alpine Earthworks. All of the pottery is hand made by climber and owner, Kim Hall.


Salt Lake City's very own Blue Ice will be supporting the event. The packs that they will have available for demo will be for sale during the event and all the proceeds will go directly to the SLCA. Their equipment is inspired by the mountains and meant to take us back to the basics. Be sure to check out what they have to offer at the vendor village this year.

Cypher is one of the leading climbing equipment manufactures They will be with us at the fest this year to help ensure that all of the rock rescue clinics are well equipped with rescue gear.

If you spot Louis at the event, he will be behind the lens capturing the moments shared during the festival. Make sure to thank him for the images that will help us remember the event always.