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Rock Garden Valley - Right Side

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Amber Waves of Grain 
Barn Dance 
Barn Door, Left 
Barn Door, Right 
Blue Sky, Black Death 
Bolivian Freeze Job 
Born in a Barn 
Chasin' the Grain 
Chile Willie 
Lisa Lisa 
Mr. Michael goes to Washington 
Swiss Cheese 
Treat, The 
What's Hannen 

Rock Garden Valley - Right Side 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0225, -116.1794 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 4, 2009
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Description 

This less popular portion of the Rock Garden Valley tends to be shorter with less of the good varnished rock that makes the left side so popular. Typically much less crowded than higher up and a shorter approach as well.

Routes listed from left to right -

Single Cat Leg (aka Why Does it Hurt when I Pee) (5.10b)
What's Hannen (5.10a)
Swiss Cheese (5.8)
The Treat (5.7)

  • About 100' right past a broken section

Mr. Michael goes to Washington (5.8)
I Wish I knew Josh Mac was Going to Steal the Money (5.10a TR)
Blue Sky, Black Death (5.5)
Hear my Grain A'Comin (5.11 TR)
Belt Sander (5.10 TR)
Barn Door, Left (5.9)
Barn Dance (5.10a)
Barn Door, Right (5.10a)
Born in a Barn (5.10b)
Amber Waves of Grain (5.8)
Bolivian Freeze Job (5.9)
Lisa Lisa (5.11 TR)
Chasin' the Grain (5.10 TR)
Chile Willie (5.8)
Grainspotting (5.9 TR)
Barnstormer (5.7 TR)

  • A short ways down and right on a small block

Training for Patagonia (5.10b)
Cold Columbian (5.9)
Peruvian Power Layback (5.9)


Getting There 

Hike up through boulders to reach this portion of the wall.


14 Total Routes


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By Brian Reynolds
Nov 4, 2002

An obvious easy walk-up just up-canyon from Swiss Cheese gives access to the entire lower half of the wall if you want to set a TR.