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BETA PHOTO: Climbs on the Garrison.
1) Hardgumbi's Lament
This is crack #1 in the photo, with a tree growing out of it halfway up. Scramble up the gully a short ways and climb the first crack on your left. The rock is high quality, but since the Castle doesn't get too much traffic, there may be some gardening in the crack. Fingers and thin hands, with abundant face holds.
Perhaps this crack and others on the Garrison were climbed decades ago, but I thought I'd put it on the map as a VFA (virtual FA). Climbed in the late 80's/early 90's. If anyone has conflicting information, please let me know.
Quite a few folks I think were referring to this formation on the lower right side of the Castle as the Garrison, so I'll continue to use that designation.
Descent to the south down the mountaineer's gully.
Platte rack. It gets wider at the top.
|Comments on Hardgumbi's Lament
|By Brian Asbury|
Oct 13, 2011
Climbed this with a friend around 2003 (+/- a few years) while a pair of other friends climbed Winterlude. I'd imagine they were both climbed earlier (despite a bit of gardening). A long walk, but well worth it.