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Sport, 120 ft,
Avg: 2.4 from 12
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> Green Adjective Gully
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed
Climbers Partner with LDS Church on Stewardship of Little Cottonwood Canyon Climbing
June 1st, 2017:The Salt Lake Climbers Alliance (SLCA), the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and Access Fund announce the signing of an unprecedented lease for 140 acres in Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC). The parcel, known as the Gate Buttress, is about one mile up LCC canyon and has been popular with generations of climbers because of its world-class granite.
The agreement secures legitimate access to approximately 588 routes and 138 boulder problems at the Gate Buttress for rock climbers, who will be active stewards of the property. The recreational lease is the result of several years of negotiations between LDS Church leaders and the local climbing community.
Access Note: The climbs on the Church Buttress above the vault that have been traditionally closed will remain closed. Please help us steward this area and leave no trace.
Just right of Green Adjective the climb, is a crack that turns a corner right, at the end of this traverse is a bolt. This climbs the crack system, to the bolt and then on upward. The crux is between bolt 1 and bolt 2, and is an exciting lead move. Well worth the hike up here, Prepositional Phrase gets easier in the upper reaches, but maintains a nice space between bolts too keep it fun.
7 draws for the route, 2 for the chains, and maybe 1 medium to small cam to protect the initial crack/ramp.
[Hide Photo] The route pictured here is "Dangling Participle", .11a, which shares the start with Prepositional Phrase; however, that climb heads up and left at the second bolt rather than skirting the drop off…