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Routes in Bongeater Buttress

Bongeater T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Desperado T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Handeater T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Life by the Throat S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Life on your feet T,S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Prowser T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

This is the buttress above the parking lot with the obvious dihedral. The dihedral is the infamous Bongeater and is an easy toprope to set up by scrambling up and right of the buttress. You might find a mountain goat guarding the chains.

Getting There

The trail begins at the northeast corner of the parking lot.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bongeater Buttress

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 5
Desperado
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Handeater
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 208
Bongeater
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Life by the Throat
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 10
Prowser
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Desperado
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Handeater
 18
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Bongeater
 208
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Life by the Throat
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Prowser
 10
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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I like this place. I got engaged here. Feb 20, 2010
grk10vq    
cool, whats his name? Jan 15, 2012
Sean A Smith
South Salt Lake, UT
Sean A Smith   South Salt Lake, UT
The approach is really straight forward, but there have been some trail changes so I thought an update would be appropriate.
-Take the trail at the northeast side of the parking lot.
-When you come to a "T" go left.
-Walk about 50 feet till you come to the first trail on the right. Follow this up to Bongeater. Oct 25, 2015
notmyname
Sandy, UT
notmyname   Sandy, UT
the trail up to the climb is now "closed" and in its place, an absurdly long loop around which goes down canyon before switch-backing up that IMO did way more damage to the environment than the old trail ever would have. You can ride your bike there now at least. Apr 17, 2017
kalockwood
SLC, UT
kalockwood   SLC, UT
New trail is great. If you don't like the new way, it's faster to walk past Crescent Crack and use the new trail to traverse over to the Bong Eater. Thanks SLCA! Apr 23, 2017
Hello, I lost one of my climbing shoes in the area about a month ago. It is an orange Butora Altura (narrow fit). Lit me know if you found it! Much appreciated. Jan 5, 2018

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