Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Calderone
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on May 29, 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


After the slab scramble on the right of the stream, you can cross over to the left again. Hike past a boulder and the first line of bolts (3) are this climb. Steep climbing and funky moves are the name of the game. Lieback up the diagonalling rows of rock to gain the top. Love that double knob, near the top. Clips seemed to be a little strenuous, but not too hard.


3 draws for the route and 2 more for the chains.


Olympic Valley, CA
philfell   Olympic Valley, CA
Climbed this today, there was a lot of loose holds on it. The freeze/thaw cycle wasn't too kind to it. I've climbed this in years past and enjoyed it, but I wouldn't recommend it anymore. There is on block below the second bolt that seemed like it could go at any moment.

If you are planning on getting on this, please test your holds and climb carefully. You might want to have your belayer stand on the next ledge downstream so they would be out of rockfall zone. Jul 13, 2005
rattatatt   Sugarhouse
Climbed this today. I didn't notice any holds that seemed loose and I was definitely cranking on whatever I could. There was little if anything loose around on the climb.

I think it's definitely worth a climb but seemed ultra stout for a 10.b rating. The three guys with me all agreed it was closer to a 10.c/d. It's pretty comparable in difficulty to "de oppresso liber", the 10.d just to the right, which isn't listed here on MP. Aug 28, 2011
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Tofu Brain   Denver
Isn't the name of this route "Stolen Valor"? Jul 6, 2016