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Born Again T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Connor's Playground T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dingo Bite, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Iron Grit T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Iron Grit Variation T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Prayukta T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Prune Face T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Shuffleboard T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Straight On For You S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Swing Set, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Shared By: Vince Romney on Jun 23, 2004
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Description

A 100', moderately featured slab direclty downslope from the Five Fingers area of the Gate Buttress. The five-minute approach makes it the shortest approach on the Gate. The slab has five routes primarily consisting of classic slab climbing with the occasional groove thrown in for good measure. The slab maintains a good angle over it's entire length and the moderate routes are relatively sustained, if not a bit under rated. The top of the slab has a belay setup with one chain and one large hanger. I'll work on improving this, as it tends to create excessive friction when retrieving the rope.
Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Getting There

From the Gate Buttress boulders, follow the Schoolroom approach for about 50 yards. At the first option to fork right (north), head up slope directly towards the Five Fingers area. Do not succomb to the temptation to head right towards the dihedrals approach, but stay on a relatively straight "uphill" path. As you encounter the beginnings of the buttress formation itself, then move up and left along the base for about 100' and you'll come to the base of Prune Face.

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Boissal
Small Lake, UT
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
Every route on this face looks deceptively easy from the bottom and turns out to be serious slabbing with hefty runouts.
Worth visiting once or when everything else at the gate is taken over by the mad crowds. May 24, 2009

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