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Specter S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 110 ft
FA: Brian Smoot and Clay Watson
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Shared By: tenesmus on Sep 5, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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

Description

Will the holds appear or not?
Steep face climbing on huge holds lead to a nice, ledgy rest. Follow the bolts as you climb up under a little overlap and do the killer mantle that you're sure to remember. Vertical edging on positive holds kicks back to cool climbing through blocks with hidden edges. Finishes at the same belay as Specter.

Location

About 20 feet left of the start of Specter on the steepest part of the wall.

Protection

12? bolts plus chains. Its nice to have a few longer runners. If you come in from the belay on the left (highly recommended as your belayer won't be able to see you otherwise), be sure to have an extra long runner or two. If you come from the belay below Specter, its nice to have a .75 camalot before the first bolt. If you get spooked between the first and second bolt, a #1 camalot is nice. There are some cracks up higher on the route but we didn't like the sounds they made as we hammered around on them.

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drewford
Wasatch Back, UT
  5.11
drewford   Wasatch Back, UT
  5.11
Great line. Well protected. Bring your best LCC footwork game. Jun 30, 2014
greg t
Chevy, Silverado
greg t   Chevy, Silverado
slabby crux, the rest is just about finding the right holds.. which can be well hidden at times. Jun 16, 2013
John Steiger
  5.11c/d
John Steiger  
  5.11c/d
Another fantastic pitch in Tanners, well bolted, great position, and wonderful climbing. We missed the optional belay (which is at least 15 feet left of the obvious pine tree in the corner) and started from the base of Specter, which meant that the leader was out of sight during the crux moves and helped turn an otherwise trivial fall into a 20-footer. Highly recommend using the optional belay, from which (I’m told), the leader is in view during the whole pitch Aug 26, 2012
bsmoot
 
bsmoot  
 
In addition, the optional belay off to the left is on a great ledge. You can see the leader the whole time. It also avoids a rather thought provoking loose block down low. Both this route and Specter offer excellent granite. Sep 6, 2010