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|Type:||Trad, 1750 ft (530 m), 17 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||2007 Tony Calderone|
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|Shared By:||Orphaned on Oct 1, 2007 · Updates|
|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.
Pitch 1: 100' of dirty cracks.
Pitch 2: 100' of slab.
Pitch 3: 100' of flakey slab.
Pitch 4: 100' up a right-facing dihedral.
Pitch 5: 100' up a slab, ledge, face & intermittent cracks.
Pitch 6: 100' up a slab, ledge, face & intermittent cracks.
Pitch 7: 100' up a clean slab.
Pitch 8: 100' up a clean slab.
Pitch 9: 100' up a dirty face.
Pitch 10: 100' up low-angle dirty slabs.
Pitch 11: (100') Climb dirty slabs.
Pitch 12: (150') Climb tree-filled cracks.
Pitch 13: (150') Climb a clean face.
Pitch 14: (150') Climb loose rock.
Pitch 15: (200') Climb more loose rock.
Sections of the first 2 pitches may have been climbed by the Alpenbock Club in the 1960s, but there is no record of it.