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Routes in Perla's Ridge and Environs

G-Money Memorial T WI3
Perla's Ridge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Perla's Ridge Ice T WI2-3
Ridge of Bliss T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
Stump the Stars T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

This area is located on the southern side of Little Cottonwood Canyon across from the Gate Buttress. Thus, it stays shaded in the summer. Unfortunately, as of now, there aren't many routes - or at least recorded ones that I know of. The listed routes in Ruckman's guidebook are also distanced from one another. Perhaps there is much potential for new route development - if so, make sure you post new routes here.

The rock type and quality varies, but where I went it was more akin to the Pentapitch area than the rock across the canyon.

Getting There

The hike will be slightly different depending on which climb you go to, but the general approach seems the same. Also, it is fairly long (by LCC standards), but not too arduous.

To start park in the Gate Parking area. Walk roughly 50 yards East of the Gate Parking, cross the road and then cross the river via a large steal pipe supported by cables. Once you reach the dirt road, walk along the road/bike path back west until you reach a wooden bridge. But, instead of crossing the bridge, continue walking on a small foot path until you reach the drainage (talus field). Distance from the bridge to the drainage is roughly 200 yards. Along the foot path there are many boulders - I assume this is a bouldering area. Walk directly up the drainage until you reach the base of the wall. The approach from here will depend on what route you intend to do.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Perla's Ridge and Environs

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
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Perla's Ridge
Trad 11 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 12
Ridge of Bliss
Trad 8 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 13
Stump the Stars
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Perla's Ridge
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 11 pitches
Ridge of Bliss
 12
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 8 pitches
Stump the Stars
 13
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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