Type: Trad, 150 ft (45 m), 2 pitches
FA: Steve Hong and Karin Budding, 80s
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Shared By: Brent Barghahn on Sep 15, 2016
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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!