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Sydney heading up Rock Garden
A nice and mild crack climb on the first pitch and a clean slab on the second. This climb utilizes almost every move in the book (jamming, stemming, liebacking, face climbing, friction).
1. Climb the obvious left facing corner and crack (5.4) up to a short chimmney. Squirm through this up to ledges and nice 2 bolt belay.
2. Friction up the slab above the belay to the trees.
The route starts just to the right of a large, prominent overlap/roof (about seven to ten feet off the ground) by the cliffs left hand side. The crack, corner, and chimney of Rock Garden is very obvious
To descend rappel twice with a 60m rope from the top of P2 or once if you choose only to climb P1.
Bring a standard trad rack. There are no bolts or pitons. ( But the P1 belay is fixed bolts and the at the top of P2 there is a tree)
Sydney just above the short chimney, about to top ...
Madison getting ready to head up Rock Garden
First time climber at the top. A bit of rope mana...
12 year old Indigo getting ready to clean the gear...
Me on lead, almost to the tree anchor.
By Dan Felix
Oct 20, 2013
First off, there really is no second pitch to this. Secondly, the anchor for this one is a tree directly above the chimney- there are no bolts on this one.
Did this one today for the second time, the first time was earlier in the spring and there was tat on the tree to anchor on (as I recall, I added webbing to what was there). Today there was absolutely nothing there. I left what I could as an anchor (webbing, quicklink and a spare bail 'biner), but if you do this one go prepared to leave some tat. There is a 2 bolt anchor for the route to the right, but they are probably 15' over and simple hangers with no rings.
By Carson Darling
From: Cambridge, MA
Jun 27, 2016
We were on Rock Garden on Saturday and ran into 3 snakes in the first crack on this climb. Fairly certain they were just milk snakes, but still unnerving.