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East to south-east facing with loads of morning sun. Goes into the shade around 4pm. Not crowded, but it is visited. Rock can be kitty-gritty, but the traveled routes are clean and climb really well.
Park at the Gate parking area. Skirt up, around, and east of the Gate buttress, following the steep and sometimes loose trail that generally stays right next to the cliff itself. Allow about 15 minutes for the approach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Gate Buttress:
The Flakes 5.10b Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet
To Air is Human 5.10d Trad, 1 pitch, 200 feet
Wild Things 5.11c Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
El Guapo 5.12- Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Bloodline 5.12c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 85 feet
Sidewinder 5.12+ Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
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Bloodline 5.12c PG13 UT : Wasatch Range : ... : East Gate Buttress
This is a fairly sustained route, but the crux is right above the second knifeblade. After you execute the crux you must climb a few feet above above the extruding knifeblade before you can get in reliable gear. I think the pins are solid, but you do risk falling onto them, hence the PG-13 rating. The climbing sequences are tip-top. At times the cams impede the jams, so I found I had to climb through some sequences and place my gear below me. At 2/3rds height, clip the bolt (new) and do the nin...[more] Browse More Classics in UT