Type: Trad, 60 ft, Grade III
FA: Tyler Phillips, Tyler MConville
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Shared By: TylerPhillips on Dec 31, 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


This is the Gate Buttress " summit" pitch. Climb all of the Tingy's Tourture and hike up and slightly west from the last set of chains, to a big pine tree with a flat base. It climbs the obvious arete past bolts. It was bolted on lead. There is a funky 5.9 crack on the left side of the formation too. Rap from fixed anchors.


Draws and a #1 Camalot


Bobby Hanson
Spokane, WA
Bobby Hanson   Spokane, WA
Still gritty. Good crystal-climbing. Good exposure. Since you are up there anyway on Tingey's, you might as well do this pitch. It is fun, but not as good as some of the pitches on Tingey's. The bolting is great! There are still many variations up there to be done. From the base of this climb, the scramble down to the Schoolroom rappel is relatively quick. I haven't done the rappels, but I doubt they are much faster. Sep 12, 2005
Fun pitch...right out of the Mountain Goat penthouse! Feb 15, 2006
glen kaplan
Salt Lake City, UT
glen kaplan   Salt Lake City, UT
I've actually started downclimbing the East Gate and find it to be a better descent since you get to walk past all those awesome looking routes that hardly get climbed (and it's about the same as either the rap or the walk/rap). From the base of Axis or from the top of Tingey's, aim for the slot off the east side (climber's right). There is some awesome looking jigsaw calcite (or whatever) deposits that you down climb under... there is also two pretty worthy cracks that can be toproped on your right (as you descend). Maybe they will get developed one day??? the downclimb is mostly 4th with maybe two or three ez 5th...there are a few slung trees...and i plan on putting in a decent rap route :)

anyway...ima gonna post about that east gate area--i've got lots to say...check it out May 1, 2007
Braxtron   ...
Tyler, you get my vote for best route names! If you're ever in southern AZ, let me know. Jul 14, 2007
Good fun. Nice view of the Pawn on top. Jun 27, 2012