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Diff'rent Strokes Buttress  

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This buttress is broken in appearance. It has some really fun climbing on it despite appearance. Another East facing cliff the upper pitches see sun early while the lower pitches take a bit to get into the sun due to the fact they are literally at the bottom of the gulch. The cool looking black streak up high on a clean slab is the Anniversary Pitch on Diff'rent Strokes.

Really cool belay ledges and beautiful scenery make for a pleasant experience on the longer outings. On Diff'rent Strokes while going ground up we found an old sling around a bush on what we dubbed "The Phillip Drummond Ledge" at the base of the Anniversary Pitch. This is one of two pieces of webbing we found while climbing around the canyon.

Getting There 

From Minions of Chaos walk up the gulch and talus slope hugging the left side of the gulch (west). There is a flat-ish area at one of the thinnest parts of the gulch here with a nice looking boulder just behind it. The routes start out of here. Look for a couple of fixed pins down low, this is Diff'rent Strokes, Ornery Miss Garrett starts 8 feet to the right with it's own fixed pins as well.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

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Rule the World   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Luke D. getting some on this great pitch

Whats You Talkin' Bout Willis? 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Diff'rent Strokes Buttress
Really fun, featured slab climbing up beautiful black streaks with a long reaches or a little dynamic. After pulling the lip climb up head up and left plugging some gear and aiming for the big roof making a natural ?belay? under it, or go to the chains at the top of the ?Gary Colman Corner?. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By zoso
Oct 13, 2008
Man oh man! Where can I get a signed pic of all the Drummons? Sweet action.
By Tea
Oct 21, 2008
Ah...the gooch.
By James Garrett
Oct 30, 2008
Bettcha' Sarah Palin would like the theme.