Type: Sport, 265 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Carl Dec and Jeff Rhoads
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Shared By: cdec on Sep 28, 2016
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Many Hellgate areas closed beginning May 21, 2018 through October 2018. Check photo on page. Details
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details
Access Issue: Use the established trails Details


3 pitches of bolted climbing. The route is a great combination of friction, edging, pockets and thin technical climbing on the second pitch. Good rock is the norm on this one.

P1 5.9+ 80' 10 bolts
There is a 2 bolt belay to provide security and to allow rappelling to the ground. Start just left, then trend right and up to base of shallow right facing corner.
Belay at 2 bolt anchor.

P2 5.10c 90' 12 bolts
Follow bolts up corner and then onto upper face and 2 bolt belay. Climbing is technical and thin but well protected.

P3 5.8 80' 10 bolts
Follow bolts up through small roof to 2 bolt belay. Alpine draw for 3rd bolt helpful. Bolt needed to be left due to rock quality.


Pearly Gates starts on good ledge about 40' above and left of Highway to Hell. Easy scramble is found just left of overhanging rock left of Highway to Hell start. There is a 2 bolt belay at the base of pitch 1.

Descent: Rap with a single 60m.


12 draws. 1 alpine draw is helpful on 3rd pitch.


Great route. 5.9, 10c, 5.8. Well bolted and quite clean. Each pitch has a different character and are all worthy. EZ to combine P2 and P3 with a 70m. Thanks! Aug 2, 2017