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Prune Face Slab Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Vince Romney on Jun 23, 2004
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A 100', moderately featured slab direclty downslope from the Five Fingers area of the Gate Buttress. The five-minute approach makes it the shortest approach on the Gate. The slab has five routes primarily consisting of classic slab climbing with the occasional groove thrown in for good measure. The slab maintains a good angle over it's entire length and the moderate routes are relatively sustained, if not a bit under rated. The top of the slab has a belay setup with one chain and one large hanger. I'll work on improving this, as it tends to create excessive friction when retrieving the rope.

Getting There 

From the Gate Buttress boulders, follow the Schoolroom approach for about 50 yards. At the first option to fork right (north), head up slope directly towards the Five Fingers area. Do not succomb to the temptation to head right towards the dihedrals approach, but stay on a relatively straight "uphill" path. As you encounter the beginnings of the buttress formation itself, then move up and left along the base for about 100' and you'll come to the base of Prune Face.

Climbing Season

For the Gate Buttress area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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The Swing Set 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Prune Face Slab
Climb the obvious trough that offers just enough protection in some semi-hidden slots at the back of it. Once the trough ends, head straight up the face passing one bolt and continuing to the anchors. Protection above the bolt is somewhat sparse if you stay on the face....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
May 24, 2009
Every route on this face looks deceptively easy from the bottom and turns out to be serious slabbing with hefty runouts.
Worth visiting once or when everything else at the gate is taken over by the mad crowds.

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