Rock Climbing

Overview of our climbing and mountaineering collections


Welcome to the Marriott Library's rock climbing website. This website features some of our rock climbing and mountaineering materials.

To find other materials, search the U Libraries catalog (USearch) or browse the stacks on Level 2 in GV199-GV200.

To find descriptions of our Special Collections, search for our finding aids in Archives West or view this page.

Who can borrow?

Even if you're not a University of Utah student, staff, faculty, emeriti, or retiree, you may be able to borrow materials from the Marriott Library!

As of November 2023, the following people can apply for a free permit:

  • State of Utah residents 18 years and older with current government-issued Photo ID
  • Faculty, staff and students of UALC, GWLA, or PAC-12 member institutions with proof of current affiliation
  • University of Utah Alumni
  • Utah International Baccalaureate (IB) high school students with a letter of introduction from an IB program Coordinator.
  • Spouses and domestic partners of current University of Utah faculty or staff members.
  • Continuing Education / Lifelong Learning students

Please note that some materials are limited to UofU students and employees. This website provides more detailed information about borrowing.

Get involved

Get involved at the University of Utah, locally, and nationally with these or other outdoor recreation groups.

At the U:


Utah Climbing Access, Community, & Stewardship Organizations:

National groups:


Local Gyms:

Within less than 1 hour drive of campus.

Other Outdoor Recreation Library Guides

Ascent Archive Podcast of Oral Histories with Rock Climbers and Mountaineers

Listen to rock climbers' oral histories from our collections on the Ascent Archive Podcast!

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Alfred Mowdood
The University of Utah
J. Willard Marriott Library
Head of Faculty Services,
Representative, Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), and
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Kinesiology
295 South 1500 East #2110 R
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
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Special thanks to Special Collections and the Utah Ski Archive for making these climbing and mountaineering collections possible.

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