In 2004, guitarists Chris Letchford and Travis Levrier moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute, where they met drummer Pat Skeffington. After a few months, Scale The Summit was completed with the addition of Bassist Jordan Eberhardt. At the end of 2006, Scale The Summit moved to Letchford's home town of Houston, where they released their self-released debut album, Monument.
Their second album, Carving Desert Canyons, was extremely successful, earning the band a spot on the 2008 Progressive Nation Tour with Dream Theater. After a couple more years of touring, the band settled in again in late 2010 to record their most recent album, The Collective.