Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Boulder, 18 ft (5 m)|
|Page Views:||264 total · 20/month|
|Shared By:||Scott Stoddard on Oct 28, 2020 · Updates|
|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 as well as the Glen boulders that have been traditionally closed will remain closed.
Please help us steward this area and leave no trace.
*Not sure the name of this Boulder, maybe Big Papa Bells? We call it Great White. if you know please let me know and I’ll edit this*
Climbs the tall NE arete on the triangular Boulder. Start with the left hand on the arete and a right hand in a shot hole about 7 feet up. Crux is in the middle, hands get tricky. Work your way up the arete to the top.
Going to the larger mono in the middle of the face with the right hand, then straight to one of the higher monos with the right makes it harder, solid V4, and more exciting!
Landing is good, but falling from the top is a long way.
This Boulder is about 5 minutes west down the main trail from the Western most house in Wasatch resort. About half way there choose the downhill fork that stays closer to the creek.
After about 1/4 mile from the house the trail splits again and you can see the large Boulder in a clearing to your left away from the stream.
Alternately you can continue West on the trail that goes up by The Cube and Yukon, and just continue W and you'll find yourself in the clearing with this one.