Porter's Pillar is center pic, just behind it lies...
This area has a lot of potential. It's Winslow Wall type rock with amazing features. It has splitter lines and is very secluded. No one will see you till you top out and most likely no one will even be around to see you top out. The Garden is on a shelf of sorts and was an awesome place to discover. I very much doubt man had ever been up there before, or at least i like to think that. Routes will be anywhere from 1-3 pitches long.
From the parking area at the end of FS-9399S follow the carins and climber's trail to the creek. Walk down stream, crossing the creek a few times. At some point you are going to get your feet wet so enjoy walking in the water from the get go. You'll see Porter's Pillar split by two vertical parallel cracks on the north side of the creek. This Formation faces east. The Hidden Garden is located on the back side and is gaurded by a huge chockstone. Continue through the gate and you'll enter the Hidden Garden. It requires some scrambling and easy bouldering that is more of a grunt fest with a pack than it is difficult. There are still many lines to be done by those that love adventure and are not afaid of a heavy pack.
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Brother's Bond 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Hidden Garden
The Day I did the FA I brought two of my boys to give my pregnant wife a a mu h needed break. They absalutely had a blast. I figured since Porter's Pillar was named after one of their little brothers, I'd keep the theme going. It's a thin hand crack that protects well. There is a short dirty and slabby aproach pitch that leads to a right facing dihedral. Brother's Bond climbs a thin crack that stops 30' up, then protected by a bolt, transitions to the main crack to a belay ledge. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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