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Big Chill, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cave Man T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Deja Vu S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Desp-ArĂȘte S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Falcon Corner T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
From Trilobites to Lycra Tights T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fryable T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Insane in the Brain S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Klein's Girls T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Not Bosched Up T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Radiation Babies S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shadow, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Social Realism T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Whiskey and Weed Power S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Mike Vonberg and William Borghetti, 1996
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Shared By: Ryan Brough on Aug 2, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Park your car off of the main canyon road. Details
Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

Consistently challenging climbing on a vertical face. Watch for loose, flaky rock just after the third bolt and towards the top. Still, this is a relatively clean route for the Hellgate. Don't forget to top out on this route, the view is fantastic. There is a bit of a runout between the last bolt and the anchor so be on your toes.

Location

Head up the "Shooting Gallery" between Towers Two and Three. The Big Chill is the third bolted line from the left up the gully of Tower Two on the gold colored wall. The belay ledge is rather small.

Note: The Ruckman Guide shows this to the right of Social Realism, but it's wrong.

Protection

8 Bolts to a 3 bolt anchor with slings (shared with Social Realism to the right).

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Crag Turkey
Holladay, UT
 
Crag Turkey   Holladay, UT
 
felt like there might be a bolt missing mid route. However it's over easy terrain, just a ledge below you that you wouldn't want to party with. also a good run to the chains, pretty easy to traverse to social realism and clip the last bolt... but its probably easier just to run it to the chains. Be sure to hop on social realism as it is super! I thought this was a easier to climb then it's right neighbor, maybe a soft 5.10 if you can read it well. good warm up (with a little bit of runs)! Aug 2, 2016
The Big Chill must be the route furthest to the left on Tower 2 (see comments for Social Realism). Whatever its true name, I agree that the route furthest to the left is 10b. Also, at least as of 8/5/07, there is a healthy run-out (at least 20 feet) to the chains. I think it would be somewhat traumatic for a leader just breaking into 5.10 sport climbing. Aug 7, 2007
Stan Pitcher
SLC, UT
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
So this is the route just left of Social Realism? And there's another to the left of it? I've never seen that one. If so its pretty hard for 10a. I'd give it at least a 10b. Good climb but a bit run to the anchors. Aug 18, 2006