Friday, June 1, 2012

PERHAPS, LCC

Perhaps
5.7 Trad
2 pitches

Perhaps is a great route on the Gate Buttress in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The Gate Buttress is a huge granite wall where a lot of granite was blown up by the LDS church for the Conference Center in downtown SLC. The slope leading up to the wall is littered with granite boulders scarred with drill marks.

The route follows an easy dihedral, then traverses a blank face (crux), and then follows a fun undercling for about 150 ft. The undercling and pitch 2 can be seen in the picture below.


This was a super fun route and good place to learn how to protect the traverse.