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Routes in Eagle Buttress and Environs

Beth Anne's Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Corner, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Klesmerica T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mission to Moscow T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ric Rac Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shake it Up S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Strangeways T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Ultralite Flight T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Hank Armantrout and Bill Cramer 1982
Page Views: 933 total · 7/month
Shared By: Zac Robinson on Jun 24, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


Mission to Moscow is the obvious right leaning crack. Mostly hands with some funky stemming and chimneying possible to delay the pump. Fight up to the squeeze chimney at the top, bust a move through the steep crack and a 3-bolt anchor awaits.

The Mission was thoroughly cleaned in June of 2008 and could use a regular ascent every now and then to keep it in a manageable condition. With the amount of loose rock that was brushed off/fell out of the crack, the star rating should be upped at least 1 star. If there was a decent trail up to the base, it would probably earn another star. Alright! 2 out of 3 stars ain't bad.


Up across from the Eagle Buttress. Visible from the road.


A double set would be more than enough. Maybe an extra red and gold camalot would be nice.

Rap anchors at the top.


nice work! Makes me want to schlepp it up there. Thank you. Jun 24, 2008
Smog Lake City, Utah
Arie   Smog Lake City, Utah
Agreed- nice work. Thanks for the beta photo. I've checked that communist line out before but never made the jump that it is the Mission to Moscow. Is it really only 70ft? Looked long, hard, and fairly steep. Jun 25, 2008
Park City, UT
thehackattacks   Park City, UT
Was mission just to get up there- da! As remote as Siberian gulag. Worth it though- great moves- eat your heart out Stalin! миссия в москве !! Jun 2, 2016

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