Login with Facebook
Garden creek gap

Select Route:
Aiguille route T 
Alpine Simulator T 
Fear machine T 
Rest Day:
Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

East Fork
Pleasant woodlands, meadows, ponds ... check, check, and check. Near Pocatello, Idaho
East Fork Crestline Classic
A stunning high-altitude loop for those who love a bit of exposure. Near Pocatello, Idaho
Corral Creek
Buttery smooth downhill flow riding! Near Pocatello, Idaho
West Fork
A gentle, shaded climb to Elk Meadows. Near Pocatello, Idaho
Crystal Springs
A great way to connect Elk Meadows to Chimney Creek (Birthday Trail). Near Pocatello, Idaho
Elk Meadows Loop
Access trail with beautiful meadows and scenery. Near Pocatello, Idaho
From MP's sister site: MTB Project

Garden creek gap  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 42.624, -112.3202 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 5,236
Administrators: WAGbag, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: EB on Nov 20, 2008
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
All routes are III in length; plan on 6 hrs per ro...


Near in Ammon Idaho, off the interstate is a simulator for alpine sickness. It is the obvious gash missing from the mountains in the west known as Old Tom mtn. The winter climbing is roadside alpine and is serious and amazing!

Getting There 

I-15 to ammon, south of pocatello approx. 25 mile. Visible from I-15/ beer can be purchased at local sttation

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Garden creek gap
Rough Topo of the alpine simulator. When entering ...

Alpine Simulator 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b M4-5 Mod. Snow  ID : Garden creek gap
One of the classics; if not the funnest of the Gap routes. A few mixed pitches brings one to the midsdle of the prominent prow in the center of the face. Climb steep 5.7 jugs(mixed) for a couple pitches and finish on easy mixed terrian which puts you right on the summit. Exposed, fun and as with all gap routes, unique....[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

Photos of Garden creek gap Slideshow Add Photo
Jeff G. on the third pitch of Augille route
Jeff G. on the third pitch of Augille route

Comments on Garden creek gap Add Comment
Show which comments
By Tyson H
From: Idaho Falls, ID
Jan 29, 2010
This is not near Ammon ID. The directions need to be changed.
From: Winona
Jun 7, 2010
Actually, it is near Arimo, Id. About 5 miles west, you can see it from the interstate.
By leviasprey
Sep 25, 2010
Anybody know how this thing is in the summer. you know not covered in snow.
By Cory
From: Boise, ID
Mar 6, 2012
This place is awesome! No approach, and fun climbing! I'll be back for sure!
By Kclimber
Oct 18, 2014
The rock here is deteriorating and very unstable. The chains and bolts are completely rusted over and in need of replacement. The climbs as stated are NOT 5.5-5.7, I am a good climber, and had difficulty with every single one, I would rate them at 5.9+. on the easy ones, the harder climbs maybe up to 5.11d+. As one guy says, falling here is not in your best interest because, if your doing trad, the rock is unstable, I wouldnt trust any gear in it, and if your doing sport, the anchors and chains are old and rusty, and not trustworthy. Water moss and elements have completely taken over this crag because it is hardly climbed. The one word I would chose to describe this area is sketchy.
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!