English Hanging Gardens
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This bolted route runs up the leftmost dark water streak right of the Rat Crack. Its start is very hard, with the first bolt coming after some serious moves. It was initially rated 11b and considered a sandbag. It rarely sees action mostly because of the nature of Big Rock's clientele, and the tough start.
Four bolts, bolted anchor
The ominous start of English Hanging Gardens.
BETA PHOTO: The anchor for EHG, on low angle slab. Not a top-...
|Comments on English Hanging Gardens
|By C Miller|
Mar 7, 2006
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a
Decent enough climbing, but it's rarely done as most people are there to climb the moderate slabs.
|By Bruce Diffenbaugh|
Feb 5, 2008
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b
It is most definitely sand bag at 11d the opening move is the whole thing its a nasty 5.12+ in your face mantle I have worked on it for hours years ago and never pulled it off only seen it done once and that was by one of the original Riverside Quarry developers.
|By Eric Easton|
Jul 3, 2013
Did this a few times in the 80's. It's a stem/mantle with a high reach, after you stick clip the bolt. Kevin Powell called it 11d back then, said 'you've got to want it'. Probably 12a or b