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Fear of Gear T 
Gentleman Who Fell, The S 
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Here Today, Tomorrow & Next Week S 
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Stone Garden 


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Submitted By: Paul S on Dec 30, 2004
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Description 

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


Getting There 

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.


Climbing Season


21 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',9],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Stone Garden:
Fear of Gear   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 40'   
The Gentleman Who Fell   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Ceremonial Execution   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Tortured Screams   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Tension and Stress   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 75'   
F.Y.D.   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
Here Today, Tomorrow & Next Week   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Married to the Obsessed   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Laborious   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Cries of Impending Doom   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   
Charm   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   
Sessions   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For Stone Garden
Fred Henion showing us how it's done 11 years after the FA. He hiked it 4 times this day.

Sessions 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  UT : Uinta Mountains : 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

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By Patrick Gooley
Feb 6, 2005

Pardon my ignorance. Where is Ruth Lake? What area of Utah?

By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 7, 2005

Its in the Uintahs, about 30-40 minutes east of Kamas.

By Jason Billings
From: Draper, UT
Jul 30, 2006

The trail is a little hard to find. Park at N40 45.084 W110 52.603 at the trail is strait accross the road to the North. Great rock, great climbing.

By Dan Zobell
From: Springville UT
Jul 6, 2009

Hello... Just a quick question.. Any body know who has bolted two routes on the smaller cliff just north (about 300 yards) of the Stone garden? Name of the Cliff? name of the Routes? Thank you...

By Darren Knezek
Jul 8, 2009

If it's the crag I'm thinking of...
Baldwin bolted the two sport climbs and I put up a trad one as well. All had anchors. I'll talk to Jeff and find out his names.

By grk10vq
Administrator
Jul 20, 2009

While we're at it, does anyone have the info on these routes:

Just left of Here Today, Tomorrow, and Next Week there is a new, short, fun bolted line?



Also, directly left of Dilemma is an older bolted route that climbs through the roof on the far left corner? all bolts.


edit: above is Midnight Cowboy, .11b FA: Nathan Smith.
thanks Jim G.

By Jason Thomas
Jul 26, 2009

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.

By Dan Zobell
From: Springville UT
Jul 28, 2009

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,,

By JimG
Aug 29, 2009

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.

By Kevin J
From: Salt Lake City
Sep 8, 2012

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.

By Kevin J
From: Salt Lake City
Sep 8, 2012

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!

By stevebrady
Jun 9, 2013

Pull-off is 0.4 miles past mile marker 36 (i.e. 36.4 mi.) For reference, the Mosquito Wall pull-off is 0.1 mile further, at 36.5 mi.

By Mark SLC
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 7, 2014

Found rock shoes at the bottom of this route last week. If you can identify they are yours. PM me.

Mark