Type: Trad, 400 ft (121 m), 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Royal Robbins and Ted Wilson
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Shared By: RKM on Nov 10, 2011 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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

Description

A very old route on the east side of the Thumb.

Mark Ward made an early solo (roped) ascent. Probably '71 or '72. Took a leader fall on the 4th pitch and sliced his leg. Finished the route and then went to get stitched up.

Some fixed pins. A little dirty but very historic and one of the original hard routes in the canyon

Location

Start uphill from Spring and Fall. A direct line up a slanting chimney heading for a apex shaped roof.

Protection

Standard

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