Avg: 1.9 from 59 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Larry Evans, Dick Ream, Rich Ream 1965|
|Page Views:||4,199 total · 22/month|
|Shared By:||Nathan Fisher on Feb 26, 2005|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
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.
The 2nd pitch has no chimneying, but it does have a slightly overhanging section that seemed to climb more at 5.8 than 5.7. It climbs up and left of the main crack system attaining a gritty but easy slab that you traverse across for the finish.
Once you reach the main sandy ledge, the exit is up and west. Continue west and down, until you pass Hand Jive, and then Crack in the Woods.
Enjoy and bring the band-aids.