Type: Trad, Aid, 500 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II
FA: James and Franziska Garrett, September 2006
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Shared By: James Garrett on Jun 26, 2007
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

The crux may very well be on the first pitch which is a slab interrupted by a steep blankish face section, which I recall was passed with a touch of AO.
This has since been freed via a variation by Tyler Phillips and Luke Douglas.
I enter this climb almost a year after the fact as I began to forget the details and we doubted this enjoyable route would otherwise get repeated.

Location

East Facing Wall (left side and low down as one hikes up the gully). A low angle sub gully/branch on the left will lead to a south facing slab and an ovious bolt at the beginning of the route. This is probably one of the first routes on the left (longer ones) one will encounter.

Protection

5 pitches drilled on lead with numerous bolts per pitch. Two-bolt belays after each pitch. A supplemental small additional trad rack may be useful, but the route is quite well protected with bolts. Rappel the route.

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