Type: Trad, Alpine, 750 ft (227 m), 6 pitches, Grade III
FA: Brian Smoot and James Garrett, 24 August 2002
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Shared By: James Garrett on Jun 18, 2006 · Updates
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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

Gothic Pillar

Located 250 feet to the right of Evil Eye.

Pitch #1: Face climbing to the right of a left facing corner. 5.8, 100'.

Pitch #2: Climb the overlapping roofs (The Seismic Sea Wave) with incredible position and great rock to another ledge. 5.10d, 90'.

Pitch #3: On low angle terrain, scramble to some easy 5th class to a two bolt belay. 5.6, 160'.

Pitch #4: Climb through a roof passing pitons and bolts to a gully on the left. Traverse past this gully (well protected)to a ledge and two-bolt belay. 5.8, 120'.

Pitch #5: Jog left than right through another roof to underneath a groove. 5.9, 90'.

Pitch #6: Climb past 4 bolts (5.7) to the final upper headwall to the top. 5.11a.

Walk off.

Protection: One set of cams to 3.5 Camalot. QDs and runners. Helmet

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