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Heaven's Gate 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tony Calderone, 1990's
New Route: Yes
Season: Anytime when dry
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Submitted By: James Garrett on Oct 27, 2011

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Description 

This route branches off near the top of Callitwhatyouplease and keeps on going. TC's rating these spicy slab moves only 5.8 is either testament to his slab skills or my lack thereof. With that said, this is fun and challenging LCC slab climbing. Perhaps others have wondered what this climb was in this popular area. Worth doing.

Pitch #1: Climb Callitwhatyouplease and just before the anchor, veer off left (west) up steep slab speckled with sparse chickenheads and belay at a two-bolt belay. 5.8/9, 30m.

Pitch #2: Continue straight up into runout terrain passing some great classic knobs and a broken up section to a two-bolt belay. 5.8+, 20m.

Pitch #3: Again, climb straight up and avoid rope drag with placements until reaching some "thank god" bolts that intersect a smooth slab with mostly tiny chickenheads on very good granite. Pass some horizontal placements and cool moves to the end of the slab. 5.10?, 35m.

From here, we traversed left and continued up a slender fin. These upper pitches may be a part of another route, but the 3rd bolt up a fin of a slab was distinguished by an older Metolius Rap Hanger with a new SS bolt. Bold and stout. 5.10ish,

Location 

We rapped numerous new rappel stations and eventually passing The Hook and Bushwhack with a 70m rope.

If this climbs sees a bit more traffic, the "new route" grittiness will resolve itself.

Protection 

Set of Camalots, especially smaller sizes and QDs


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By Mountain Dreamer
From: Salt Lake City
May 15, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

Pitch 1 is 100' long when combined with Call-It-what-you-please and about 5.9.
Pitch 2 is 100' long and about 5.6 R/X.
Pitch 3 is 100' long and about 5.7 PG.
Pitch 4 is 100' long and about 5.8.
Pitch 5 is 100' long and about 5.9.

My opinion...
The Rakkup App has the best beta.
rakkup.com/guidebooks/little-c...
The print guide is the next best.
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
6 days ago

SPAM! After leaving Rakkup stickers on all the cars at the Gate you're coming HERE to promote YOUR e-guidebook? How about disclosing your financial interests in this, along with a disclaimer about the profound bias in your opinion...
By LCC-Climber
4 days ago

word
By Tofu Brain
4 days ago

I wouldn't wipe my ass with that LCC guide, guess the author needs money to be able to buy a few more Silver Stars to pin on his jacket?
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