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|Type:||Boulder, 15 ft (5 m)|
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|Shared By:||Kenny Clark on Jul 5, 2011|
|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.
The higher you go, the wider the crack gets: it gets easier to lieback the further away from the ground you get. There are some large holds on the right face that can be used as well once you get high enough. If you are tall enough, then you can reach the top from a standing position on one of those large holds, but if you want the full lieback experience, then stay in the crack until you top out.