Type: Trad, 250 ft (76 m), 3 pitches
FA: FFA: George Lowe
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Mar 29, 2004
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


This is the perfect thin seam crack that runs up the Perhaps Area wall. It starts on top of a nice, sunny, flat perch called the "Sun Deck Boulder". Start either with a direct 5.10a start (spicy with tricky pro, bring your small stuff). Alternatively, traverse in 15' up on a nice foot shelf, but this misses out on some good climbing. Work up the crack placing mostly small stoppers and cams. The climbing gets easier higher up. Anchors are on a shelf 80' up.

There are two more pitches to this climb, but most people rap after the first. I haven't climbed them, but pitch 2 is supposed to be 5.6, and pitch 3 is a 5.7 squeeze chimney if you should want to try them.


Very small gear. 2 sets of nuts and offsets would be nice. Also, very small cams are helpful.