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Bitchslap 
Ear, The 
Garden Groove T,S 
Garden Variety 
Into The Light 
into the light assis 
Leave it to Jesus 
Locksmith, The 
Mole 
Octernal 
Philanthropy 
Showboat 
Siren, The 
Slabarific 
Swollen Member 
Teen Spirit 
Trust 
Unknown 
White Fang 

The Garden  


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Administrators: Peter Franzen, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Apr 23, 2006
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Description 

The main bouldering area. Comprised of a handful of massive boulders and many smaller ones, this contains most of the developed problems at the Garden.

The story is that the boulders prevented access to the trees here so the logging company didn't clear it out. Luckily for climbers the old trees provide plenty of shade and a great atmosphere. There is one main trail that leads down from the parking area and past the top two boulders before plunging downhill to the rest. Parts of the forest are still very overgrown and there is a thick layer of moss over everything that hasn't been climbed recently.

Getting There 

Park on the second gravel road (as described in the main directions). Walk East on the trail downhill to the boulders.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.7 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',8],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',2],['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 The Garden:
Mole   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 10'   
Showboat   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   
Bitchslap   V2 5+     Boulder, 8'   
Trust   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 12'   
Swollen Member   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 5'   
The Locksmith   V4 6B     Boulder, 35'   
The Ear   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   
The Siren   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
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Featured Route For The Garden
SICK!

Octernal V9 7C  OR : Willamette Valley : ... : The Garden
One of the most popular boulders in the garden. Start low in the cave, left hand sloper and right hand on a small crimp SDS. Grunge your way up a hard v7/8 to a small heel hook rest. Then traverse left on a rail system to the left most side of the boulder, traverse around 20 ft to the left after completing the initial cave.One of the 5 hard lines left at sweethome....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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The traverse on Octernal
The traverse on Octernal
Daniel cranking a typical Garden problem.
Daniel cranking a typical Garden problem.
The Good V3, start
The Good V3, start
Same problem as the "featured picture" - someone said The Good V3? dunno, just wanted to show more of the climb.
BETA PHOTO: Same problem as the "featured picture" -...
whorf boulder, clearcut area <br /> visible on google earth
whorf boulder, clearcut area visible on google ea...
The Good V3 - go Nomi!
The Good V3 - go Nomi!

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By Luke Childers
Jun 25, 2009
Dude Wiley,
You have just added six new classic problems to "The Garden" in a matter of weeks.. not to mention your future plans. You sir are a visionary and a pioneer. I am proud to have climbed with you and can't wait to do so again. Those at the Garden thank you. Keep them comming man!!

Luke Childers