Jeff Pedersen, American West Center: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 1 March 2010

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Title Jeff Pedersen, American West Center: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 1 March 2010
Alternative Title No.586 Jeff Pedersen
Creator Pederson, Jeff
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Driscoll, Matt
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-03-01
Collection Number and Name ACCN 0814 Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Pederson, Jeff--Interviews; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (27 pages) of interview by Matt Driscoll with Jeff Pedersen on March 1, 2010
Abstract Pedersen is the owner of the Momentum Climbing Gym in Sandy, Utah, and was a key figure in the rise of sport climbing in Utah in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As the owner of Momentum and The Quarry, Jeff is uniquely able to discuss the role climbing gyms have played in the growing popularity of climbing during the last two decades. He shares his experience with these climbing gyms and their aim to appeal to a larger demographic while also supporting the training of dedicated climbers. He also comments on the challenges and successes of climbing gyms as an industry. Jeff discusses his relationship with Boone Speed and Bill Boyle, who along with Jeff were largely responsible for the development of challenging routes in American Fork, Santaquin, and Rock Canyons. The interview concludes with Matt Driscoll asking Jeff a series of questions about his influences and the leading figures in current Utah climbing. Interview is part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project. Interviewer: Matt Driscoll
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Is Part of Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
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Topic Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing
Setname uum_elc
ID 802791
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