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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Les Ellison, Karin Budding, Steve Hong
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Submitted By: Derrick W on Sep 6, 2014

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spread eagle at the crux.

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


Starts about 30 feet uphill from Plasma beneath a shallow left facing corner and crack. Pleasant climbing leads to a bolt at roof. From here, traverse right (strenuously) along underclings before pulling the roof onto the slab above. Clip a second bolt, and move up to a vegetated left angling crack. This leads to a 2 bolt anchor.


30 feet uphill from Plasma and 30 feet downhill from Purple Horizons.


A standard rack of camalots .3 to 3 plus a couple draws for the bolts will be plenty. A red TCU or equivalent in between the 2 bolts is key, or just don't fall.

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By bheller
From: SL UT
Sep 7, 2014

Definitely not the best route for an aspiring 11c leader. However its probably worth doing if you're solid at the grade and in the area.
By Ryan Arnold
Sep 8, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Get that TCU into the traversing crack after the 1st bolt... unless you don't mind 10d moves with 20-foot sideways ledge fall potential.

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