Type: Trad, 380 ft (115 m), 4 pitches
FA: Nikki Smith, Joi Matsukawa 2016
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Shared By: zoso on Sep 20, 2016
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details
Access Issue: Use the established trails Details


Nikki says, "A big thanks to ALL my friends, mentors, and family who have allowed me to walk the sacred path with them through life. I've been honored to walk with so many giants."

Another nice cruiser on classic Helmetgate rock. Great rock for the most part but expect some adventure here and there. Like all of Hellgate, don't blindly trust every hold.
Chain anchors on each pitch. Bring ~16 draws.


25' right of Hellgate Highway. Obvious bolt line on the slab. 2nd pitch goes through a black dihedral.
4 raps with a 70m. If you have a 60m, descend Hellgate Highway instead, but watch those ends!


Pitch 2 requires up to a #1 Camalot. Personally, I thought med/small nuts and smaller cams worked great. You only need to place 2-3 pieces at most.