Gate Buttress Rock Climbing
3rd section of flake on The Flakes
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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
105 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',48],['2 Stars',38],['1 Star',10],['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
Satan's Corner 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Dihedrals Area
Super classic jam crack. Stout for 5.8, and gear can be a little strenuous to place at times. Start in the same spot as Beckey's Wall. Satan's Corner can be done in 1 or 2 pitches, but I'd recommend doing it in a single pitch. Fairly sustained, both pitches are 5.8.P1) Climb the vertical hand jam crack on the wall left of Beckey's Wall. The crux comes at a spot where the crack is too wide for easy foot jamming. Belay at a good sized ledge with a hand sized crack for setting an anchor.P2) C...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Sep 11, 2014
Who could we write thank you notes to for allowing this area to be open to climbers? How can we build this relationship even more?
From: park city
Jun 1, 2015
Men's wedding ring found near base of Satan's Corner.
Men's wedding ring found near Satan's Corner. Let me know if this belongs to you.
By Kerrie Neal 1
Jun 10, 2016
LOST GEAR- REWARD IF FOUND
An orange 40m rope was misplaced probably somewhere at the trailhead. If any kind soul has it and is looking to return it you will definitely be compensated!!
Please call or text me at 443-535-3524 if you have any info/questions