Type: Trad, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: FAA Steve Hong, Bob Rotert '85 - FAA 1 Pitch- Dan Goodwin '85
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Warning Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed DetailsDrop down

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The Ruckman guide book has the following to say about this route, "The all time classic of the Wasatch. Steve Hong says of Fallen Arches, 'The nice thing about it is that it is long enough to give you a nice pump, and not one of these short little things that are too hard to leave the ground on!'"
Fallen Arches is an amazing left leaning crack high on the East side of Green Adjective Gully. Brilliant for many reasons, it goes through many size ranges of crack (heavy in wide fingers though), and even incorporates powerful bouldery sequences.
There are anchors under the large roof, so you can choose to stop here. There is still .12a finger crack climbing after this however, so some choose to keep going and do it all in one pitch.

Handy info:
To work this route, you can easily TR it from the first anchors, and re-clip all gear when lowering, even though it leans.
You can also back clean it while lowering as long as you leave a draw on the bolt and lower using it as a directional.

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The best approach is to continue up the gully past the Trinities as if going to "Wheels on Fire." About 30' before the slippery 3rd class move approaching "Wheels on Fire," you'll see a short(15') left facing corner with a fist crack behind it. Scramble up here (5.4), then traverse right on the short broken ledge. You'll reach a 4th class ramp that takes you up and left to the base of the climb.

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Another bonus of this route is that it takes good gear the whole way.
Up to triples on fingers/wide fingers
Doubles in tight hands/hands
No bigger than 3 Camalot
One quick draw for upper bolt