Type: Trad, 200 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Clay Watson, Drew Bedford 4/2014
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Shared By: drewford on Nov 15, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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


P1 - Climb the first pitch of The Ripping Wall, just left of Sidewinder. 5.8, 80'

P2 - traverse west across slabs to join a line of left- leaning cracks, then up to a short finger and hand crack to a 2-bolt belay at the bottom of Wild Things. 5.8. 60’.

P3 - Climb the obvious left-sweeping ramp to the left of Wild Things on small cams and nuts to a hand-sized piece or two as the face arcs right and into a short easy chimney. At the top of the chimney, place a directional and walk 15 feet down and left to the belay for the Flakes. 5.6 PG-13. 60’

This is a quick way to access The Flakes.


Rappel with a 70m rope.


Standard double rack to 2.5"


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This might be the quickest and easiest way to the top of the Flakes. Jun 14, 2016
Greg Gavin
Greg Gavin   SLC, UT
Not a bad route, but not great. Discontinuous features with the odd move thrown in there to keep you honest. Might clean up with more traffic, but not likely. Would recommend to those who've climbed everything else or want a quick approach to the Flakes or Wildthings. May 1, 2017
Salt Lake City
greggrylls   Salt Lake City
While I agree with Greg on some points I will say this route wasn't bad at all. We were using it to access the flakes and I enjoyed the route in it's own right. It's well protected and a cool location. This climb get's an extra star for being such quick access to the flakes. We were up and down in under 3 hours I believe. Thanks Clay Oct 12, 2017
The finish on P2 has 2 options. Right has a 5.9 move and left is more forgiving at 5.8. Nice to have another moderate multi-picture route. Oct 12, 2017
Salt Lake City
greggrylls   Salt Lake City
It's very pitchuresque Oct 12, 2017
Booooo. Oct 12, 2017