Avg: 2.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 45 ft (14 m)|
|FA:||Tony Calderone 1993|
|Page Views:||246 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||JackWeaver on Apr 4, 2021|
|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.
Just to the right of The Patriot Act, mildly positive angular holds and crimps get you past the first bolt to a jug. Clip the second bolt from here. I was tempted to rest at this jug, but club a couple moves more to a fixed nut where you can stem and rest with practically no hands. Another nut is above your head (.4 and .5 c4 could replace these if they disappear) head right from here across slopers and hand jams to the alcove below the anchors. A large chunk of guano is the main obstacle at this point as you gently pull up into the corner and make a move left to the anchors.