From the Up for Air series with Breathe Utah

Utahan's Can't Breathe

We need your help to fight for better air. For a second year, The Front Climbing Club is partnering with local endurance athlete Jared Campell and non-profit Breathe Utah for Climbing Up For Air (CUFA) and Running Up For Air (RUFA), two endurance challenges held in SLC and, for the inaugural year, Ogden, to activate hundreds of athletes for 48 consecutive hours of raising funds for and awareness about a cause that affects us all.

How it Works

« Sign up and meet us at The Front on Feb. 10th.
If you’d like to compete for the full 8 hours, arrive at 10am. If you’d like to compete for 4 hours, meet us at 2pm. (We encourage you to ride your bike or carpool!)

« Climb as many routes as possible during your 8-hour or 4-hour session. You’ll be given a scorecard to track your climbs. You can boulder or sport climb – two boulder problems count as one sport climb.

« When you’re done climbing at 6pm, have a brew and pizza on us, watch the podium ceremony (including the RUFA athletes), and enjoy the raffle.

« Be sure to enter your raffle tickets to win prizes! Participants get 2 tickets with registration. You may buy more for $2 each for a better chance to win.

« Grand prizes will be awarded for climbing the most rope routes and/or boulder problems!

Cost (Donation to Breathe Utah)

4-hour participant
Before February 10: $10 | Day Of: $15
8-hour participant
Before February 10: $15 | Day Of: $20

THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP GET A FREE O2TODAY MASK! You’ll receive your mask at check-in on the event day.
Registration includes 2 raffle tickets, a drink ticket, and 2 slices of Lucky Slice Pizza!


Cash donations from CUFA and RUFA sponsors go directly to Breathe Utah.

Last year the up for air Series raised over $10K for Clean Air. This year, with 4 participating events, we aim to double our positive impact at $20,000!

Participants of CUFA see how many routes they can climb in a 4 or 8 hour period.​

Participants of RUFA see how many times they can ascend a peak in a 6, 12, or 24 hour period.

Breathe Utah works with policy makers in a collaborative manner and offers constructive, credible guidance. The people at Breathe help generate change by evaluating and advocating for reasonable, science-based, practical solutions that can be implemented by individuals, business practices, regulation, and policy. Their organization educates future generations about the sources of air pollution and how they can protect themselves. By doing this they grow up able to make informed decisions in their behavior, purchases, and voting.

Nearly 10,000 K-12 students have experienced Breathe Utah’s Air Aware program. Air Aware engages students and teachers in lessons, experiments, assemblies, and discussions about air quality science and policy.

Science-tied air quality curriculum is being developed and brought to middle school science teachers so that classes throughout affected areas in Utah will have access to air quality literacy.

Breathe continues to inform the broader community through a variety of social media channels and published opinion columns. Their newsletters and social media offer Utah citizens access to up-to-date information on scientific studies, local and state policy efforts and other air quality news.

Staff and board members participate in over 100 stakeholder meetings annually, keeping Breathe Utah actively engaged in statewide, regional and local air quality decision-making processes.

Volunteers, staff, advisors and board contribute over 10,000 volunteer hours each year to Breathe Utah’s education outreach and policy efforts. Donations are heavily leveraged by in-kind work.

Read more about Breathe Utah.