Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Steve Hong and Karin Budding, 80s
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Shared By: Brent Barghahn on Sep 15, 2016
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


Approach pitch: 100ft, 5.5
Wander up the slabs, ledges, and corner systems aiming for the base of the obvious hanging crack. Pro is sparse, but the climbing is easy. Belay at 2 bolts.

The goods: 50ft, 5.12a
A reachy first lock gets you off the slabs into a strenous traverse. A tricky corner turn gives way to hand jams straight up to the top. 2 bolt anchor. Short, but burly and 30° overhung the whole way. A worthy hard crack climb, though a bit gritty for now.

Route is now equiped with ring hangers at the top of both pitches. Can be done in 2 raps with a single 60m, but watch your ends.


Look for slash crack high up on the left side as you enter the gully.


Single rack to 3, doubles 0.4-1 could be useful. Sharp jams, tape up!


Cole Bradburn
Salt Lake City, UT
Cole Bradburn   Salt Lake City, UT
Went up to try this route last night. Super awesome but still a bit dirty. Also, I was on the jug right below where the crack transitions and goes straight up and got bit by a bat.... Sounded like there were a bunch in there. One was pissed and clinging to the highest 1.25 inch cam that I had in. Time to get a rabies shot for me! This route would be super good if it got a good cleaning. I might clean it unless someone else does it before I get up there again.

Cheers! Sep 27, 2016