Rock climbing program gets veterans back on track

An Iraq War veteran helps other veterans heal through rock climbing.

Utah man, Mike Cumming, created Operation Climb On.  "Rock climbing is an individual challenge that demands trust in the person at the other end of the rope. It also demands all of your attention", Cumming said.

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The Salt Lake City area has incredible rock climbing opportunities just 5 minutes up any canyon.  Dogwood, Ledgemere, Birches and Storm Mountain picnic areas provide safe, off-road, parking for climbers in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  Facilities include clean restrooms and picnic tables.  There is a fee for parking or using the picnic tables.

Watch the mountain goats and human climbers from your picnic area.  Or, go ahead, climb up to get a closer look.