REI Community
Hidden Heavenly Slab
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
6 Ways From Sunday T 
7th Way, The T 
All About Volume T 
Altered Alter Boy T 
Apostate Apsotle T 
Black Sabbath T 
Golden Plates T 
Guardian Angel T 
Indie Dog Memorial Route T 
Lonely Sinner T 
Mischievous Moroni T 
My God, Your God T 
North of Heaven T 
Paradise on Earth T 
Personal Jihad T 
Pudgy Pastor T 
Resurrection to Eternal Life T 
Son of a Preacher Man T 

Golden Plates 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Luke Douglas, Tyler Phillips 11/05/07
New Route: Yes
Season: Summer
Page Views: 1,624
Submitted By: Luke Douglas on Nov 4, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Golden Plates

Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed MORE INFO >>>


P1. From the starting bolt make some sporty moves on big holds to gain the golden slab above. After clipping a bolt an angling foot ramp and some delicate footwork allow you to gain a TCU placement out right. From this placement move onto the face and towards the roof taking advantage of a good horizontal (TCU). At the roof clip a bolt and climb straight up passing horizontal placements and one final bolt. Mellow climbing leads to the anchor. If you fail to correctly translate the message of the Golden Plates and stray from the path expect some run out climbing. Do this climb!!
Refer to the topo on the Hidden Heavenly page.


This climb can be accessed by ascending Mischievous Moroni (the Golden Plates lie directly above the top anchors of Mischievous Moroni) or by belaying from the Guardian Angel station(In which case you will traverse out right under the roof clipping 2 pins and slinging them long. Step down and right to locate the bolt under the roof that marks the start of the Golden Plates. Going this path you will encounter some R climbing as you make your way to the bolt.
For the best outing climb North of Heaven to its top and at the base of the first rap move your belay over to the top of Mischievous.


(3) #1 Metolius , QD’s, a few slings

Photos of Golden Plates Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The roof that starts off the "Golden Plates&q...
The roof that starts off the "Golden Plates&q...

Comments on Golden Plates Add Comment
Show which comments
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
6 days ago

Cool route but after snapping holds on 2nd pitch of Mischievous Moroni my faith in the gear holding was a bit shaken. Gear for me was some small nuts and cams up to 0.5.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About