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|Type:||Trad, 50 ft (15 m)|
|FA:||Brent Barghahn and Curtis Allred, 2018|
|Page Views:||1,209 total · 42/month|
|Shared By:||Brent Barghahn on Jun 14, 2018|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
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.
Start on the slabs at the right side of the arch. Thinner initial jams get you started, then it is all hands! The hand crack goes up, straight across, and then a bit down to the anchor. One of the more sustained hand cracks in LCC.
The anchor is up inside the flare at the obvious flake stance.
This route heavily seeps in the spring.