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Elevation: 6,421 ft 1,957 m
GPS: 40.57387, -111.75163
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Shared By: Past User on Nov 9, 2007 · Updates
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

Description Suggest change

East to south-east facing with loads of morning sun. Goes into the shade around 4pm. Not crowded, but it is visited. Rock can be kitty-gritty, but the traveled routes are clean and climb really well.

Getting There Suggest change

Park at the Gate parking area. Skirt up, around, and east of the Gate buttress, following the steep and sometimes loose trail that generally stays right next to the cliff itself. Allow about 15 minutes for the approach.

36 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Gate Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Bloodsport
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 138
The Flakes
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 31
The Ripping Wall
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 72
To Air is Human
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
El Chollo
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 17
El Segundo
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Gran Hermano
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
El Pipe Dream
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 34
Ankle Biters
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 23
Snowflakes
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 16
Graying at the Routes
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 16
Christopher of the Everglades
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 9
Speed Of Life
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Narrow Horizons
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
 12
Bloodline
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bloodsport
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Flakes
 138
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
The Ripping Wall
 31
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
To Air is Human
 72
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
El Chollo
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
El Segundo
 17
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Gran Hermano
 17
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
El Pipe Dream
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Ankle Biters
 34
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Snowflakes
 23
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Graying at the Routes
 16
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Christopher of the Everglades
 16
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Speed Of Life
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad
Narrow Horizons
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Bloodline
 12
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 Trad
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