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Grivel Athlete - Scott Adamson


Scott Adamson was introduced to climbing at the age of 8 , but didn’t get hooked until he got his drivers license at the age of 16 and had more freedom. Scott learned how to move fast in the mountains with less than desirable gear after being raised in the foothills of the Wasatch range, which he calls the "choss-atch range." In those chossy hills, Scott developed more than 100 Ice and Mixed routes, becoming an active member of the local climbing community. One of Scott’s mixed routes “Santeria” is known as the hardest mixed route in Utah.


Scott's ultimate goals, even from a young age, are putting up long technical alpine mixed lines in the greater ranges; chasing the unknown. Over the past 20 years he has been filling in the gaps to achieve that goal in all mediums of climbing. On his first trip to the Alaska Range, Scott put up a sour first ascent on the south face of the Moose’s Tooth--Levitations and Hail Marys, which still stands as a modern test piece.


Mountain Resume:

  • First ascent of Levitations and Hail Marys (V M7), south face of the Mooses Tooth, Alaska
  • First ascent of Pangbuk North (6,589), Nepal
  • First ascent of Lunag West (6507,) Nepal
  • First ascent of NWS (1500 , V WI6 M5) and Terror (1500m, VI WI6 M7 A2) on the East face of the Mooses Tooth, Alaska
  • First ascent of Down the Rabbit Hole ( 1500 m , V WI6 , M6), South Summit Mt. Hunnington, Alaska
  • Exploration and development of several different ice climbing zones in the upper drainages of the Zion backcountry, Utah