Avg: 2.5 from 4 votes
|Type:||Sport, 80 ft|
|Page Views:||425 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||Cassidy Thomas on Sep 9, 2016|
|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.
I tentatively put Greg M and Tyler P as the first ascent on this since they did many of the routes on the wall, including the routes immediately to the left and right of this one. I had seen the grade .10c suggested by a few other climbers, but I'm not sure on the FA's stated grade. If anyone can confirm some of this information or provide some new information on this route (such as a name) just comment or shoot me a PM and I'll adjust the information accordingly.