Type: Trad, Alpine, 700 ft (212 m), 7 pitches, Grade III
FA: Brian Smoot, Jonathon Smoot, and Glen Henshaw, September 2001
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Shared By: James Garrett on Jun 18, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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Access Issue: Please respect this beautiful area. Stay on established trails and do not trample any vegetation Details
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


Begin at lowest point of buttress.
Pitch #1: Follow 5 bolts past a tricky roof to a ledge and traverse right (5.9) to the belay or climb the crack to the right (5.7) of the first 3 bolts.
Pitch #2: Climb past a fixed piton through two more roofs and about 4 bolts to the two bolt belay. 5.10, 170'.
Pitch #3: Climb straight up great face climbing passing about 6 bolts to the the midway ledge. 5.10d or 5.11a.
Pitch #4: Scramble for about 160 feet up low angle looseness. 5.5.
Pitch #5: Head toward the areteand climb it until the huge ledge which shares the final pitch of Black Streak 100 feet to the left. 5.8.
Pitch #6: From the belay, traverse 40' to the left on the ledge and head up a steep short wall. The first bolt was marked with red tape to identify the route, but this may be gone. Belay at the first ledge encountered. 5.9.
Pitch #7: A short section of 5.11a face leads to a wonderful 5.6 handcrack to the top of the wall. 5.11a.


This route is located about 120' to the right of Black Streak. Either rappel Black Streak with one 60m rope or walk off.


1 each #0-#3 microcams
2 each #.50-#1 Camalots
1 each #2-#3.5 Camalots
QDs and many shoulder length runners