Type: Trad, Alpine, 230 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Andy Ross & Gene Vallee
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Shared By: apross on Jul 26, 2011
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


P1. Starts as for Romanee then at 40ft carry straight on up the goove to a tree belay. 5.7 130ft
P2. Move right past another tree and up a big flake. Move off the flake and face climb to the base of a long corner. Up the corner where at the top move out right on to the face to the top.
5.9 100ft


Start at bottom of main buttress.
Rap of sling anchor on top down Periquita. Then off big pine in main gully to ground.


Standard rack, small wires.


Stan Pitcher
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
Take care on this one! The 2nd pitch has some looseness and scant pro. I see in the pics you guys found some in that final corner but I sure didn't find much. I ended up finding a good 1 cam placement on the right edge and finished up climbing the arete. Aug 26, 2013
Stop by sometime Stan, give you the rundown on placing wires:-) Jun 25, 2014
Sam Cannon
Salt Lake City, UT
Sam Cannon   Salt Lake City, UT
Climbed this route today. I LOVED pitch 2. Really fun, thoughtful movement with small runouts that weren't dangerous. If you cleaned some of the plant life from the dihedral it would probably protect a little better, but as it is I don't think it's bad at all. I didn't notice much, if any, loose rock on P2 (maybe it's cleaned up a bit).

At the top of P1 we noticed some tat on a tree to our left in a gully, so we added another rap station (webbing and a locking biner) to the left of the top-out, it will be obvious when you finish P2. 70m rope required, but it will take you to the tat below that is visible from P1, which we reinforced. From here it's one more rap to the ground (again, 70m rope required for this descent option). Jul 25, 2014