Type: Trad, 60 ft (18 m)
FA: T. Green, J. Thompson, 16 April, 2010
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Shared By: Todd Green on Apr 29, 2010
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


Flippin' the Bird climbs up two very detached/hollow sounding flakes to a fun mantel on a large chicken head on the thinnest part of the upper flake. From there continue to go up chicken heads slinging them as you go. Transition left to the flaring flake and gain the right diagonal crack which will lead you to the top where you can trav over to Check the Technique to rap.  (There used to be slings, but apparently are gone.  Not surprising since we put them there 12+ years ago.)

The name comes from the obvious rock formation above and the three rather large birds circling overhead waiting to pick our carcasses should the detached flakes not held.


Head left from Check the Technique and Separation Anxiety. See beta photo for for details.


Standard Wasatch rack plus slings for chicken heads