Avg: 2.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 120 ft (36 m)|
|FA:||Andy Ross & Gene Vallee|
|Page Views:||1,646 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||apross on Jul 26, 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.
Climb 30ft up the easy face towards a big right facing corner. Climb this and then make a tricky step over and in to the main corner that splits the pillar. Stem up the corner until you can move right out on to a perfect green face. Up this for 20 ft then step back left and finish up an easy corner.
You can rap off slings at the top but bring extra slings incase you need to replace. A 70m is perfect.
You can easily scramble/walk to the notch north of the summit and be back down in 15 mins.