Type: Trad, 205 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Tony Calderone, Stan Contrell
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Shared By: Jack Daniels on Sep 22, 2012 with updates from Peter Lenz
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


P1 -Two  layback sections that take good pro, with a bolt protected slab section between them. A thoughtful mantel at the 2nd bolt is the highlight of this pitch. Chain anchors (95')

P2 - Up a bit, then a fun step to the left with two choices as to what to grab to make it happen. Don't sling the chock stone at your feet to protect this move as it seems a bit loose. Do look for an inward flaring crack that warrants some thought and a double sling. Sling the bush on your way upwards right, while on lookout for a pin. Straight up and right onto the belay ledge (chain anchors), or head right at the pin for a very fun mantle onto the ledge. (55')

P3 - Head up from the left side of the ledge (or right for some spice) past three(?) bolts. Fun slab moves as you trend left towards to the crack where you find the original belay anchors, though one of the chains seems to have been eaten by varmints... so clip the remainder and go right to the anchors for a neighboring 5.10ish route. (70' or so to secondary anchors)

Fun to lead, easy to follow.


East of the WaterFront, West of Bare Foot barbados
Park at Gate Buttress 1.25 Miles up LCC head up towards the waterfront.


Standard LCC rack


Sam Cannon
Salt Lake City, UT
Sam Cannon   Salt Lake City, UT
To access this climb, head west from "Barefoot in Barbados" around the corner. It's not on the same wall, which confused me and my partner as it was listed as being between "Baja Breakdown" and "Barefoot," but it's not. Mar 10, 2014
Tim G.
Salt Lake City, UT
Tim G.   Salt Lake City, UT
This is a fun little multipitch outing. It would be great for a beginning trad leader. The next time I do it, I would link the 2nd and 3rd pitches since they are both pretty short and rope drag shouldn't be a problem at all.

I didn't see a bush to sling on the 2nd pitch, but there is plenty of options for pro. The chains at the top have been fixed and looked good. Aug 17, 2016
Nik Sorenson
Nik Sorenson  
The second pitch has sprouted a couple of bolts. I like the placement. They protect potentially bad falls with bad gear. Mar 20, 2017
Oscar Wheeler
Salt Lake City, UT
Oscar Wheeler   Salt Lake City, UT
1st pitch is combo of trad and sport. bolts protect the more difficult moves. Seemed a little soft for a 5.7 lcc but really enjoyed it.

2nd pitch has an interesting move by the piton up near the anchors and is also protected well.

Did not climb third pitch. but looked to be mainly bolted slab climbing. Jun 7, 2017
Quite entertaining route, not gritty. Silly not to combine P2+P3. 70m=2 raps. Jun 14, 2017
Ty Falk
Huntington, VT
Ty Falk   Huntington, VT
You can also link p1 & p2 and do a short 3 rd which is the way I typically do it with a 70m. Aug 5, 2018