Third Tuesday Member Meetup Overview

Whether you’re a 10-day-long member or 10-year-long member, you’re welcome to join us for our free monthly Member Meetups! 

On the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm, head up to Rumsy’s on the third floor for free chips and salsa, $2 beers, $2 tacos, and a discussion about an outdoor-related topic. Each meetup is hosted by a member of our gym or an experienced SLC local. The host will discuss topics such as beta on local crags, training for climbing, backcountry skiing, crag ethics, climbing nutrition, and more! There will always be time for a Q&A so come with questions. 

These meetups are a perfect opportunity to meet new climbing partners… you may even meet the best belaytionship of your life.

July 16 Meetup - Measuring & Training Finger Flexors in Climbers

Join us for our July 16th Member Meetup from 7:30pm – 8:30pm featuring a special presentation about “New Methods for Measuring and Training the Finger Flexors in Climbers” with Dr. Tyler Nelson.

For this event we will discuss new methods of quantifying strength, rates of force development (contact strength), and capacity (strength endurance) in the finger flexors of rock climbers. This new methodology provides a more precise and individualized way to estimate athletes hang loads, hang times, and progression during their training. By being more custom with our training we hope to reduce injury risk and also support adaptation long term.


Dr. Nelson owns and operates a chiropractic sports medicine clinic and strength & conditioning business near Salt Lake City Utah. While earning his doctoral degree, he completed a dual program masters degree in exercise science from the University of Missouri. While in graduate school Dr. Nelson worked with the University of Missouri athletics department and has been employed through two colleges in Utah. Upon completion of his masters internship he became certified through the NSCA as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Dr. Nelson is the co-founder and a content creator for The Performance Climbing Coach seminar series, The Camp4 Performance Climbing Assessment, and The Bstrong BFR Certification Course. In addition to teaching clinics around the world his research interests are two fold: (1) using a custom strain gauge (Exsurgo Technologies) to quantify performance and fatigue measures in rock climbing athletes, and (2) the use of blood flow restriction training in conjunction with regular high intensity finger loading as a mechanism to offset tendon load volume while targeting muscular recruitment for optimized finger strength at reduced loads. The best way to connect with Dr. Nelson is by contacting him directly at or by following him on instagram @c4hp. 


Upcoming Meetup Topics

8/20/2019 – #VanLife Not for You? Find out what you need to know before you buy a house in SLC! Featuring Annie Trujillo of Salt Town Realty

9/17/2019 – Your route setting questions answered and feedback heard! Q&A with our very own expert route setters! 

10/15/2019 – TBD – If you have an interesting topic you’d like to share with our members, contact! 

11/17/2019 – From being kidnapped to climbing The Dawn Wall, enjoy harrowing tales by Singer Smith

Past Meetup Topics

6/18/2019 – Parque La Huasteca featuring Gareth “Gaz” Leah
5/21/2019 – Yoga Off The Mat featuring Sarah Jane and Marie Radloff
4/16/2019 – Route Setting featuring The Front’s Director of Route Setting, Mike Bockino
2/19/2019 – Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop featuring Adam Tobey
1/15/2019 – Women in Climbing & Performance Training featuring Michaela Kiersch
12/28/2018 – How to Get the Most out of Your Climbing Session featuring Justin Wood
11/20/2018 – How To Keep Your Psych After Years of Climbing featuring climber Ronnie Jenkins
10/18/2018 – The Benefit of Failing in Climbing featuring Jason Kawakami
9/18/2018 – How to Climb Your Hardest ft. JC Hunter