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Rite of Passage- The Story of the WURL


The WURL Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup (WURL). is an epic trail running (/scrambling) route famous in the Wasatch. You may remember our athlete spotlight of Matt Meredith and his completion of the WURL. The route is a grueling 36-mile route, which ascends a total of 20,000 vertical feet in one outing. Most athletes enlist an entire support crew and hatch an elaborate logistics plan to get water and food cached at various points along the route. Simply completing it is a commendable feat—the terrain is challenging, rocky, and exposed at many points.

In an effort to bring awareness to what it takes to complete this infamous trail is the new film Rite of Passage. Geartrade is proud to be a sponsor of the film and is excited to be at the Salt Lake premiere of Rite of Passage- The Story of the WURL at Brewvies Cinema Pub on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6 pm to 9 pm. To purchase tickets click here. Tickets go on sale today. The Park City premiere sold out within a few hours, so act quickly.

Event Details


When: Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6 pm to 9 pm

Where: Brewvies Cinema Pub SLC location: 677 South 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Why: Fun movie premier with raffle and prizes supporting the Salt Lake Search and Rescue (the wonderful humans that have to rescue athletes and adventurers that run into trouble on the route).

Get Tickets Here



About the Film:


Follow local mountain athletes on a traverse of a beloved ridge-line of the Wasatch Mountains; a rite of passage for all mountain athletes.

Rite of Passage follows Salt Lake City athlete, Mali Noyes, as she attempts the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup, while some of the route's most notorious characters tell the backstory of the route and what makes it so challenging and all-consuming. First conceived by Jared Campbell in 2004, the WURL has become the ultimate test piece for Wasatch mountain athletes, and word is slowly leaking out to the rest of the country and beyond.
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