Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Boulder, 20 ft|
|Page Views:||465 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Skat B on Mar 21, 2015|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
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 that have been traditionally closed will remain closed.
Please help us steward this area and leave no trace.
Unnamed problem that uses the arête with you right hand and the four shot holes up the face with your left. Stand start and throw left to the first shot hole. Slap the arête with your right and then throw to the next shot hole. First half is pretty easy. Use the undercling with your left, slap the arête with your right, get a high left foot and throw for the third shothole. From here on up felt like the crux. Smear as high as you can and either hit the fourth shot hole or the undercling/side pull. Good topout (there's a bolt on top if ya need to toprope it).
The only downside is that the face is pretty dirty. Will hopefully clean up with more traffic. With the arête off, I'm sure it would be a lot harder!