Gate Buttress Rock Climbing
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contains the most popular crags in Little Cottonwood
. Routes range from easy 5th class to impossible-to-believe-humans-could-climb-it lines.
See an oblique aerial view here.
Drive 1.25 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon parking at either the lot on the left or along side the right side of the road.
There is a main trail that begins on the west side of the parking lot that leads up to the Gate Boulders where the trail forks. For the Dihedrals and Beckey's Wall take the right fork and head up hill. This branch is rather fragmented and is not always clear. For all other crags continue west as the trail meanders through the revegetated talus area. See the individual crag descriptions for more info on getting to them.
Note: In 1998 through 2000 the area below where the approach trail is located was quarried and is presently under revegetation. Please stay on the climber's trail so it can recover.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
102 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',46],['2 Stars',35],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Gate Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gate Buttress:
Featured Route For Gate Buttress
Split Fingers 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Beckey's Wall Area
From where you split right from Becky's Wall, a thin lieback leads up and right past a bolt (where an old knifeblade used to be). Then you gain a rightward undercling right, climbing underneath the large roof past another bolt. At the far end of the traverse you gain the Split Pants gully. I belayed in the gully. You can either continue up Split Pants or rappel from a tree down to the first anchors of Cheetah, and then from there to the base. An excellent route!...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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Sep 11, 2014
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Jun 1, 2015
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