Beautiful setting with beautiful quarzite rock. The routes range from face climbing to long, substained, overhanging climbs. Most of the routes are sport, but there are few trad lines that are worth doing. Stone Garden ranges in difficulty, with a few easier routes around 5.7 to 5.12/5.13
The Stone Garden pull out is around 1.3 miles North from the large pull out for Ruth Lake. Look for a small pull out on the east side of the road. On the west side of the rode, there should be a cairn marking the start of a trail. From here it's a short ~10 minute hike to the climbing.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Stone Garden:
Underneath the huge overhang at the Stone Garden there is a ledge that can be reached by walking/scrambling up some loose dirt to the right of it. Once on the ledge there is a bolt that can be clipped. This marks the start of the route. Sessions follows the bolts that go furthest left of the climber. Sessions reminded me of climbing an upside down stair case. Very fun and substained climbing!...[more]Browse More Classics in UT
Couple years ago it said 11b in chalk at the base of the route next to Dilemma. 4 or 5 bolts, pull the roof, then gear on the face(at least when I did it) and one more bolt right before the chains. 11b seemed bout right. Fun route.
Any more info on the 3 routes north of the Stone garden? Grades approach etc.
If it's the crag about three hundred yards north of stone garden.. there are eight climbs ther as of now.. from left to right they go 5.5,, 5.6,, two top rope anchors,, 5.9 with a 10a'ish left variation,, 10a,, Two unknown,, 5.9,, and a 5.8 far right ending on a small pillar,,
The route left of Dilema is "God's Sad Cowboy" .11b, mostly bolted but when I last did it you would want some gear for the section above the roof. FA Nathan Smith, 2004.
By Ryan Stott From: Salt Lake City, UT Aug 11, 2011
What is the line just left of Sessions on the big overhang? It is now marked as 12b in chalk, and it also has a stick figure marked in chalk under the overhang. This is a pretty fun climb, and it doesn't seem to be on any map.
I went for my first time up here to climb and absolutely loved it. The quartzite was super sticky, and the routes are all nicely bolted. I can't seem to find the name of the route on the farthest right side of the cliff, climbing the right side of the big, wide, black water streak.It was a couple routes right of Cries of Impending Doom. I'm sure it's cheating but we started by standing on the big rock a little farther right, clipped the first bolt bolt and came into the route leaning to climbers left. If you went any farther right you would turn the corner and see the route, The Birds From Hell and the other next to it. Loved that route. Any info would be appreciated.
And for the person that finds my white Von Zippers with black chums that say "The Energy and Geoscience Institute" that I left at the bottom of Cries of Impending Doom, you can have the sunglasses, I just want the chums. I live in Salt Lake. Thanks!