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Elevation: 6,373 ft 1,942 m
GPS: 40.57437, -111.75696
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Sep 30, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane
Warning Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed DetailsDrop down

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Plumb Line Gully is just east of the thumb, and consists of a good mix of routes. For starters the short but great Plumb Line (trad), next door is a runout 5.11d bolted line. Next to this is a trad 5.6, and so on and so on. 4 routes face south, 3 west and like 6 or so east. Other than the west facing routes, the rock is good and the climbing is well worth it. I have heard that the west-facing routes are of poorer quality, but I haven't checked it out.

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Park at the Gate pullout and hike towards Green "A", but instead of cutting up the boulder field, angle across it gaining elevation. The dark streaked cliff west of Kermit's Wall is the Waterfront, hike past this by picking up on small trails that cut their path near the base of the cliffs. Near the west end is a chockstone that hinders travel. Get beyond this and Plumb Line Gully is to your right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Plumb Line Gully

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Filthy Garbage
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 70
Hangman
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 282
Plumb Line
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 89
Boomerang
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
Euphorbia
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A1
 18
Gravity's Rainbow
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
A Little Razz-Ma-Tazz and All Th…
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 27
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Filthy Garbage
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Hangman
 70
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Plumb Line
 282
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Boomerang
 89
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Euphorbia
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Gravity's Rainbow
 18
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A1 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
A Little Razz-Ma-Tazz and A…
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Zot
 27
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad
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