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After The Fall T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
All Chalk And No Action S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Badlands S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Beaked Whale T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Beastie Boys T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
Black Ops T,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Creep Show T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dawdling Pigalottos T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Divine Intervention A2
Eve Traverse, The T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a C1+
Fallen Arches T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Fallen Arches Approach T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Fourth and Inches T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Golden Showers T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Goodro's Nightmare T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gordon's Direct T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Gordon's Hangover T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Green Adjective, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hem Line T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Holy Ghost T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Last First Crack T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Looney Tunes T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Lucid Dreaming T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
MA 1 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Meat Puppets S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mother of Pearl T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Nostrum 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2
Orange Crush S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Perhaps T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Perhaps Direct T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Perhaps Not T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pill Billy T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pins, Bashies, Matches and Beer T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Prepositional Phrase S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Savvy T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sinsemilla Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Stitches T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Stormy Resurrection T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Stranger Than Friction S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Subordinate Claws TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Surprise Ending T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
This Is Almost the Place T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Touch Up T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Trinity Right T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unreliable T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Wheeler Route T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Wheels on Fire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wheels on Fire Direct T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Why Me? T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Bennett & Huerta '80
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Apr 4, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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

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Touch Up is a great climb, nearly deserving 3 stars. It is best done as 2 medium length pitches, but could be done as one (rope drag may be an issue, there are some big traverses). Start in the large right facing dihedral downhill from the Green Adjective. This is the same start as Perhaps and Gordon's Hangover.

P1) Follow the first 50' or so of the Perhaps route, and where Perhaps traverses right, Touch Up traverses left instead. Follow a flake 15' to 20' left out to the next face over, clipping a fixed piton along the way. From the end of the hand traverse, mantle onto a small ledge with a fixed anchor. This traverse is pumpy and is the route's crux.

P2) Climb the slab with one bolt above, then work into the dihedral. Follow this up a small ways, soon turning a corner. On the upper face, head leftwards and climb yet another fun hand traverse flake. This flake trends leftwards, with a final committing move to the fixed anchor.

Descent) One double rope rap gets to the ground. Alternatively, single rope rap to the top of pitch one, then one more single rope rap to the ground.

Protection

Standard rack, emphasis on small to medium pro. One piton on the first pitch, and one bolt on the second pitch for fixed pro.
Neal Carroll
  5.9
Neal Carroll  
  5.9
I think for the second pitch alone, this route is 3 stars. Very diverse climbing in a great position with a cool committing finish. However, the first pitch, while fun, detracts from the overall quality. Oct 13, 2004
Nathan Fisher
St George
  5.9+
Nathan Fisher   St George  
  5.9+
The pitch 1 traverse is scary and has thin protection. A micro-nut, followed by a yellow Metolius (I believe), the piton and pump it out. Holding off on the # of stars til I climb the second pitch. Apr 3, 2005
Nathan Fisher
St George
  5.9+
Nathan Fisher   St George  
  5.9+
Great Exposure on pitch 2. I believe the start of the second pitch is not the one bolt slab, but the bolted crack on the left. Regardless, great variety on this route and some serious committment. Sep 24, 2005
tenesmus  
 
If you're in a hurry this makes a nice warmup for the area. If you use long runners, avoiding placing at the right-most apex of the first pitch and back clean the anchors of the first pitch (once you've clipped the bolt above...) you can do it and get back to the ground with a 70m rope. Be aware that as you're lowering off the climber may have to downclimb the initial 10 feet of the dihedral if you place gear too far from the fall line. A 70m TR easily reaches without the gear.

Also, be aware that on windy days your rope may blow around to the left and out of reach and you'll have to re-climb the route. (this sucks and has happened to me twice in the pitch dark...) Nov 13, 2005
d-know
electric lady land
  5.9+
d-know   electric lady land
  5.9+
one pitch w/70 meter rope is the way to go. climbing the slab/arete w/single bolt will help w/rope drag Jan 25, 2006
shakey  
should get more stars than it does... face climbing with gear protection for the first pitch, thin gear but good holds (fun climbing but risk of falling on the low angle slab of gordons if you blow initial moves)... second pitch can be done up corner (more akward climbing) or straight up bolts, both good with awesome finishing traverse! must do Mar 27, 2008
drewford
Wasatch Back, UT
 
drewford   Wasatch Back, UT
 
Original route follows the corner on P2. The bolts up the arete variation are actually part of Stitches (see Stitches). But using the arete variation for Touch Up does reduce rope drag. May 22, 2008
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
  5.9+ PG13
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
  5.9+ PG13
as has been said- link 'em up for an AMAZING pitch of climbing! Aug 13, 2008
Boissal -
Small Lake, UT
  5.9
Boissal -   Small Lake, UT
  5.9
Anchor bolts on top of P1 replaced on 10/23/09 by Mike White (ASCA). The right bolt, which seemed like the solid one, came out with one minor tug. Scary.
The 2nd pitch is beautiful and really exciting. Oct 26, 2009
Greg Gavin
SLC, UT
  5.9 PG13
Greg Gavin   SLC, UT
  5.9 PG13
Like Boissal says...the 2nd pitch is beautiful!! A must do pitch. Mar 29, 2012
Alex Quitiquit
Salt Lake City
  5.9+
Alex Quitiquit   Salt Lake City
  5.9+
Definitely climb the arete variation on the second pitch. The few moves you make give some airy exposure and more varied climbing. Head straight up from the belay to a bolt. Climbing it this way allows the route to be climbed in one pitch, due to reduced drag. The dihedral is a little awkward.

Both Pitches are fantastic. May 10, 2012
Charlie S
Ogden, UT
  5.9+
Charlie S   Ogden, UT
  5.9+
Excellent climb! Found exiting the hand traverse on the 2nd pitch rather unique. Perhaps because I had mantled it, and making the walk around the arete puts you off balance.

Highly recommended, easy to protect. Mar 30, 2013
Kevin Chuba
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.9+
Kevin Chuba   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.9+
Grade holds true like a stout breakfast beer. Don't get gripped at the traverse with the pin. A friend of mine will always know how scared I was on this gem. Nov 9, 2013
Sam Cannon
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.9+
Sam Cannon   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.9+
Just as a note to the previous comment: the fixed nut is gone. Also, someone has put a very obvious, bright perma-sling on the pin. This is really unnecessary, as you won't pass the pin without noticing it, and if you're worried about drag just extend your runner. Presto. May 1, 2014
bheller
SL UT
 
bheller   SL UT
 
I think someone keeps leaving a sling there because when the pin is clipped it cross-loads the biner on the rock. I usually just girth hitch the eye of the pin. May 2, 2014
Boissal -
Small Lake, UT
  5.9
Boissal -   Small Lake, UT
  5.9
Most people who get on this route are too pumped to thread a sling through the eye of the pin by the time they get to it... If the fixed sling is gone they'll throw a draw on there and as BH pointed out cross load the shit out of the biner. The fixed sling isn't there for the half-blind climber who manages to not notice the pin, it's there to prevent the flailing leader from exploding a biner and parts of himself. May 2, 2014
Skat B
Down Rodeo
  5.9+
Skat B   Down Rodeo
  5.9+
Did it in 2 pitches. Bring slings to cut down on rope drag. I only placed a #.5, #2, and a draw on the sling on the flake on the 1st pitch. 2nd pitch I just went up the arĂȘte, clipped the draw on the bolt, did the mantle and placed a #.4 w/ a sling, got over the top, went left into the next flake where I placed a #1, a #2 up higher and then mantled the flake. Then moved left, slapped the arĂȘte with a high foot, hit a fingerlock, then hit the chains. The exposure is awesome and the gear is very obvious and easy to place on this route so I highly recommend it!! And if you love to campus and love heel hooks then this route has plenty of opportunities for that!! Pretty cool!! May 4, 2014
Aerili
Los Alamos, NM
 
Aerili   Los Alamos, NM
 
Posting every move and placement you made on a route? Please, please . . . stop doing that. Jun 16, 2014
Mobes Mobesely
Granite island
 
Mobes Mobesely   Granite island
 
I agree, absolutely no need for a move by move, piece by piece trip report, some folks may want to onsight this and are reading comments only to make sure the route is safe and not sandbagged. Jun 18, 2014
WillK  
I tried linking it for the first time yesterday and found it terrifying on the 2nd pitch. I put two shoulder length draws on the first bolt above the 1st pitch anchors to reduce drag and wished I had shorter draw on because I def didn't feel solid on that slabby arete. Still got heinous drag at the top with all the long slings and run-outs. I think I'll pitch it out next time. Also didn't help that I stayed low on the 2nd pitch traverse. Sep 27, 2017

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