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Routes in Crescent Crack Buttress

3 Amigos T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
A Kat That Grumps T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Back to My Roots T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
C.P.O.S. T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Closet Lycra T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Crack in the Woods T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crank in the Woods S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Crescent Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crescent Crack Direct Variation T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Final Link T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Great Chockstone, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grunting Gringos T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hand Jive T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
If Looks Could Kill S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Interplanetary Voyage T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Journey to the Moon T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Kutcorner T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Lazarus T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Less Than Zero T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lunge or Plunge T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mexican Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Missing Link T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Multiplicity S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
No Jive Arete S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Paraplegic Ward T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A0
Razor's Edge S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ross Connection, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Ross Route, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Rotert's Rooter T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Short Corner T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Slam, Jam, Thank You Ma'am T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Unknown left T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown right S,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Waterslide S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Who's On First S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Jeff Lowe, Larry Ross 1968
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Feb 26, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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

Description

After completing The Ross Connection, you are below a slab with two routes. The left route is The Ross Route. It starts with a bit of unprotected but easy mantling followed by a ledge traverse left. Clip the one bolt (which is a bit low for my taste, and get to and complete one heinous mantle. If you fall on the mantle, the ledge could cause injury. After the mantle, it traverses left into a wide but easy crack. It ends at the anchors for Razor Edge, just below the finish of Crescent Crack.

Protection

Wide gear would be nice for the crack but it wasn't absolutely neccesary.

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Ben Folsom
  5.11a
Ben Folsom  
  5.11a
Did this pitch and continued on into the Crescent Crack Direct Variation and belayed at the belay for the Final Link. A nice long pitch if you do it that way, and the Final Link is a great pitch for dessert. Sep 14, 2008
I agree with Jeff about the bolt. I remember climbing this in the summer of 1981 with my friend Tom...we had pretty much both just arrived in SLC at the same time. We had yet to meet the local activists in the canyon.

He had brought along his hand drill kit I think to install possible belay rappel anchors, I can't recall exactly why anymore. At any rate, he led that pitch and though he had just climbed two hard El Cap routes that previous Spring, he was pretty wigged at that mantle for quite some time. I belayed patiently, unwilling to relieve him of his agony and lead it myself. Finally, he decided to hand drill a low bolt (which would have prevented a long fall, while still maintaining the certain high risk of falling onto the ledge (and still probably getting hurt!). the rationale, I presume, was to still leave a very bold lead.
I always thought it was a wierd bolt placement, too....but that is the story.
Jeff is and was in another league....if you want it removed...I will do the dirty work. Let me know if you want the route returned to original shape. Jul 11, 2008
Jello  
I led this without placing a bolt on the first ascent. Jun 17, 2007