Avg: 1.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 130 ft|
|FA:||B. Perkins, D. Ward, C. Watson|
|Page Views:||940 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||zoso on May 11, 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.
This climbs what we sincerely thought was a new line and at least 10-15 feet left of the original Barking Spiders. It climbs the obvious slab below Razor Flake but trends left after bolt 5.
You can either climb this route in it's entirety OR after clipping bolt 5, head right and up Razor Flake--all in 1 pitch (2 stars imo).
Consider long runners for some of the bolts to reduce rope drag.
Rap to the midway chains and then again to where you started. A 70m WILL NOT get you to the start from the top, hence the mid-way rap station.