Type: Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: James and Franziska Garrett, spring 1994
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details
Access Issue: Use the established trails Details


Really fun climbing on the Main Hellgate. This is an adventure route that starts with a nice hand and face pitch. Next is is an .11a pocket crux pitch on bolts and then two more pitches of .10 and .9 bolted climbing. Its best to avoid the main hellgate in the Spring due to incessant and frequent rockfall.


Starts in a right facing corner about 60 feet left of a dark streak in the middle of the main wall.


I brought a standard rack but only used medium cams. Long runners and quickdraws help avoid rope drag. I can't remember if we did two double rope rappels or one double rope and one single rope rappel. Do NOT forget your helmet.