Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

Mostly west-facing, this gully has some fine slab routes, some great rock, some bad rock, and some moderate cracks. Not a location for the faint of heart as the approach borders on comical, and none of the easier routes are well-protected. Romance on the Rocks, Altered States, A Bright Shining Lie, are just some of the fine lines.

P.S.Good slabbers come here as the rock needs a bit of cleaning, but otherwise some great lines.

Getting There

Caveat: My approach information may not be the best. About 50 feet up canyon form the archives road is a weak gully. Work your way up this gully, bushwhacking and trail-finding the entire way. Work your way further west through clearings until the main gully is attained. Climb up this gully.

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I'd like to check this place out but I dont like to chase geese. Jul 12, 2005
Nathan Fisher
St George
Nathan Fisher   St George  
As of 04/28/06, there was a cairn marked trail that was not too hard to follow to Altered States and The Fin. It starts just east of the archives road. Apr 29, 2006
Xover
C-Dub Hts, UT
Xover   C-Dub Hts, UT
No cairn anymore; just head up boulder strewn gully as opposed to bushwhacking. Aug 26, 2006
The trail is a lot easier to follow this year. Start per Nathan's description, but when you get a little past the large boulder start looking to the right for a nice trail with switchbacks through the trees and dumps you out at the bottom of the lower butress and then back into the gully

I was just looking at the route list for this area and most everything has an "R" by it. Most of the routes don't feel that bad though. Apr 22, 2007
Will Roth
Saranac Lake, NY
Will Roth   Saranac Lake, NY
The approach is very easy and pretty fast. Start up the trail about 50ft East (up canyon) of the Archive Road. Keep going on this trail straight uphill. Eventually this trail comes to the base of the cliffs. Head West (left) and the trail dumps you into the gully just below the routes. Really cool area to explore! Great slab routes!!!! May 29, 2010