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Shared By: Tyler Phillips on Oct 13, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

This might be the some of the best rock in Tanners. The low angle slab looks foreshortened from the ground, it's 200+ feet long and after that it rears up into a nice headwall in places. The features on this slab are amazing, it reminds me of the City of Rocks in places. Black streaks and patina abound on it.

This area holds moderate slab pitches and a few challenging sport pitches too. The belays are all on really cool ledges with awesome views down Tanners gulch and across the canyon.

Snowpack leaves dirt and rocks here and there down lower so be on your toes. The rock is broken at the bottom but seems to climb enjoyably.

Most of the routes on the right hand side (south) have sub-belays at a common ledge at about 30 feet up. This is so you can see and hear your leader. I recommend using it for the first few times up there,

The pine tree in the left hand corner on the slab had some webbing on it so tight I had a hard time getting my knife behind it to cut it loose as the bark was growing around it. The tree bears that webbing scar. This was one of two pieces of webbing we found in the canyon while climbing.

The entire area was put up ground first.

Getting There

Hike all the way up the gulch. Passing Pirate Treasure is a obvious low angle slab with a steep broken start and a steep headwall with black streaks. This is the Hidden Heavenly Slab.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hidden Heavenly Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Lonely Sinner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Golden Plates
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
All About Volume
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 39
The 7th Way
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lonely Sinner
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Golden Plates
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
All About Volume
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The 7th Way
 39
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
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