Avg: 1.6 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 500 ft (152 m), 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||James and Franziska Garrett, September 2006|
|Page Views:||1,409 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||James Garrett on Jun 26, 2007|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
June 1st, 2017:The Salt Lake Climbers Alliance (SLCA), the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and Access Fund announce the signing of an unprecedented lease for 140 acres in Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC). The parcel, known as the Gate Buttress, is about one mile up LCC canyon and has been popular with generations of climbers because of its world-class granite.
The agreement secures legitimate access to approximately 588 routes and 138 boulder problems at the Gate Buttress for rock climbers, who will be active stewards of the property. The recreational lease is the result of several years of negotiations between LDS Church leaders and the local climbing community.
Access Note: The climbs on the Church Buttress above the vault as well as the Glen boulders that have been traditionally closed will remain closed.
Please help us steward this area and leave no trace.
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.