Type: Trad, 420 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: T. Phillips, L. Douglas, Summer '05
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Shared By: TylerPhillips on Jun 11, 2005
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
Access Issue: Do not cross the pipe by the pumphouse. Details


Hike uphill from Stifflers Mom (east) to the black roofs at the top of the "hill". The route starts to the left of the black roof.

P1. Start up a short crack on a slab to the roof. A lone grey bolt marks the start. After clipping this start up the STEEP TCU crack, and finger traverse left until it is possible to climb up to the belay. Short 40'. 5.10/ 5.10+.

P2. Friction up past belay clipping two bolts along the way to the black roof. Plug in a handsized cam and step up to the roof, clip two bolts and continue up passing a bolt to a funky highstep. After high step hand traverse clipping bolts to belay. 5.12a

P3. Climb left clipping a bolt and keep going left in undercling, climb up passing 3 bolts to a roof. Plug in some cams make a few fun moves to the lip, clip bolts and do some harder slab moves to belay. 5.10+


A 70 meter rope will put you on dirt in 2 raps from the top. rack: doubles on TCUs and a handsized cam, lots of long runners.


I had the "set" for trying to onsite it but...

This is a really cool route with great protection. You gotta be able to climb a little steepness and a little slab and more steepness, then more slab. It brings together the spectrum of LCC skills and goes really fast too.

The second pitch is more fun than the 5th of Stifflers. You need a handsized cam to get up into that roof so don't leave it with the second. Some may like an extra couple of bigger finger sized pieces in addition to those other two bolts but I thought it was fine without.

thanks for the printable topo - and the work to put it up there. Was this one done ground up too? May 28, 2007
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nubbins80   Salt Lake City, Utah
Great climb! I felt like my back was going to crack in half making the first move on the ledge of the black roof. Aug 11, 2008
Landon McBrayer
Salt Lake City, UT
Landon McBrayer   Salt Lake City, UT
Good climb. The first pitch is lame, but necessary. The second pitch is good STEEP fun; a finger-size cam works well after the bolt above the big roof and before the 'funky highstep.' The third pitch offers some fine slabbing; again, a finger size cam helps protect the slight runout between the first and second bolt (easy ground). Aug 17, 2011
Greg Gavin
Greg Gavin   SLC, UT
A great accessible route for those looking to get on something above their head, but don't want to be super committed. We got up this thing at about a 5.10+ C1 rating over the 5.12 section. Really really fun route!

  • Update* Recently went back to red point this thing, and wow the rock on this route is excellent the entire way (save the first 20ft of pitch 1). I had to bump my star rating up as a result. This is a great and unique route for LCC. Get on it!
Jul 18, 2012
Shadow Ayala
Lexington, KY
Shadow Ayala   Lexington, KY
Great route! From the comments, I was expecting the first pitch to be a dud. Far from it. Very cool tips mini roof crack that rolls over to an easy mantle. Super fun and a great introduction for pitches to come. The crux pitch is also super fun in the slab AND steep department. Hidden holds make for a challenging onsight. The last pitch is a nice capper since the rock on the entire route is very high quality. Black granite!!! My favorite kind. One of my favorites in the canyon so far. Jun 13, 2017
greg t
Chevy, Silverado
greg t   Chevy, Silverado
hard onsight; easy for the grade redpoint. A single rack from red c3 - #2 should be more than enough + lots of long runners. Pitch 3 can be done with just runners, however a .5 is nice to have. Jun 6, 2018