Type: Sport, 300 ft (91 m), 2 pitches
FA: James Garrett and Kris Pietryga
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Shared By: James Garrett on Jul 18, 2005
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


This buttress along the lower reaches of the Peruvian Ridge lies between Snowbird and Alta. The Snowbird Ski Patrol calls it the White Cliffs. It entails about a 15 minute approach from the BlackJack condos on the bypass road. Aim for the huge Douglas Fir at the base of the cliffs. First started in 2004, it was led and drilled ground up this summer. Be alert for looseness and rockfall as in the Hellgate.CORDILLERA BLANCA I, 5.10, 2pitches or 1 long one.

Pitch #1: From the tree, climb up passing several bolts and a cool roof to a loose ledge with a two bolt belay. 5.9, 25m.

Pitch #2: Climb through the roof past 3 bolts to a arete type finish to the top of the crag. Belay at two bolt anchor or at slings around another tree further up.

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