Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 100 ft (30 m)|
|FA:||Andy Ross & Gene Vallee|
|Page Views:||429 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||apross on Aug 13, 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.
Finish up easy climbing to a slung block.
In terms of climbing this was the most sustained and interesting of all the routes but its not the cleanest and you have to be patient with the pro.
Not for everyone.
Found a peg on the nice green wall to the right.
Rap of slung block to ground.