Type: Trad, Aid
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Shared By: Bobby Hanson on Apr 23, 2003
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

Climb the first three pitches of Schoolroom as normal (or two pitches if you do Schoolroom Direct through the handcrack) to the large bushy ledge directly under the roof.

Two options now exist, I prefer the second:(1) Climb the wide dihedral as normal, traverse halfway across the slab to the finger crack, up crack to the roof and start aiding. After the roof, free-climb (5.6) up the crack to the large tree. This option is almost a full rope length, causes lots of rope drag, but provides the best communication.

(2) As above, in two pitches. First, a short pitch up the wide dihedral, belay at the beginning of the traverse. This option has very little rope drag, but has impossible communication, so I recommend rope signals (or radios).

The aid section traverses more than it rises, so I recommend the second aid through it while being belayed by the leader (as opposed to jugging).

Descent: the Schoolroom Rappel.

I also recommend climbing this route at night!

Protection

Standard Rack, possibly a large piece for the large dihedral on Schoolroom, extra carabiners for the fixed pins. There has recently (2004) been some fixed-gear removal happening in LCC; if the pins aren't there, you'll need some thin iron and a hammer. It will be best to leave fixed any pins you place.

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