Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: FFA: Jack Roberts, Frank Trummel 1976
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Jul 6, 2006
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


This climbs up the right side of the obvious overhang in the middle of the wall. It stays consistent most of the way. It starts with a wide crack that thins out to some face climbing (crux).

It then works the arete a bit and back into the crack just right of the overhang. The crack above the overhang is a blast, as is the face finish.

The crux is very delicate and is protected with brass, so be careful. However, IMO, it was not runout like the book claims.


Just right of Equipment Overhang Left.


Standard rack, heavy on the small stuff. I used one brass and 2 small aliens, and a WC Zero. Chains at the top.


David Shiembob
slc, ut
David Shiembob   slc, ut
This thing is fun! Definitely not R, it protects fine, but thin gear at the crux, like Nathan said. I protected the hardest moves with a 00 C3 (not mine, but now I gotta buy a set I think) and a blue metolius TCU. I thought the crux was moving from the face/corner to the arete, but that whole section was pretty hard. Sep 9, 2006
Stan Pitcher
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
You can save money and use two bomber small nuts (~3 stopper) at the crux. Also if the crux gets to easy (never been for me - always exciting!), I've watched people stay in the corner the whole way! Aug 2, 2007
Wasatch Back, UT
drewford   Wasatch Back, UT
No way does it deserve a seriousness rating. There's gear the whole way. First, there's a whopping threadable flake before the crux. The placements at the crux have gotten better over the years. What used to be RPs at the crux are now small, but bomb-proof stoppers. Aug 15, 2008
Normally I don't climb R routes in LCC, or anywhere for that matter, but I lead this yesterday and was able to sew it up. Nice alien above the crux, small metolius tcus for the last bit. Sep 1, 2011
Jesse Kenyon
Salt Lake City, UT
Jesse Kenyon   Salt Lake City, UT
Agreed on being able to sew it up. Crux protects well with multiple small nuts if you want. Mostly 5.9 Climbing with a few 5.10b moves. Great fun!
Mar 15, 2015
This route is fantastic.

5.8/5.9 climbing with a short 10b section thrown in there about 3/4 of the way up.

Not PG13 - there is gear all the way.

Rack: Doubles .3-.75 + Singles .1, .2, 1, and 2. Plus a set of nuts. Oct 17, 2015
Matty Coles
Salt Lake City
Matty Coles   Salt Lake City
What a good route! Pulling out onto the arete for a bit of exposure at the crux feels great and can be protected with some "OK" small nut placements. The gear is there, but it's not always great. May 31, 2017
Grady Mellin
Henniker, NH
Grady Mellin   Henniker, NH
I can see how this would get pg13 without modern small cams. The crux only takes small gear, a small offset (00/0 metolius or a .1/.2 BD) protects this very well, but without this gear it would definitely be pretty run out at the crux moves. May 16, 2018