Type: Sport, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: Ruckman & Douglass '87
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Shared By: Peter Gram on May 13, 2004
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


The Viewing is an excellent face climb on the right side of the Coffin Buttress. This climb is often toproped from the anchors to the right of the Coffin Crack, which avoids some big runouts between bolts. To do this, set a TR after climbing the Coffin.

Climb the fingery 5.9 opening to the Coffin (or traverse in from the left). Keep going up the Coffin until a traverse right is possible above a black chickenhead. This is above the first two bolts and piton on the right for the climb "Closed Casket". Then follow the thin edges up past 4 bolts to a set of chain anchors.

Descent) Rap with one rope (60m is preferable) back to the ground. A 50m rope might be a stretch.


Small cams and nuts for the start, same as the Coffin. Then 4 or 5 bolts to a set of chain anchors.