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The Garden Boulders
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Ear, The 
Garden Groove T,S 
Garden Variety 
Into The Light 
into the light assis 
Leave it to Jesus 
Locksmith, The 
Siren, The 
Swollen Member 
Teen Spirit 
Unknown (entrance boulder) 
White Fang 
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The Garden Boulders  

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Location: 44.44069, -122.57549 View Map  Incorrect?
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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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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 2.2 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Garden Boulders:
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 Ear   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   
The Locksmith   V4 6B     Boulder, 35'   
The Siren   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
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Featured Route For The Garden Boulders
Working up to the inverted V pinch on The Siren.

The Siren V5 6C  OR : Willamette Valley : ... : The Garden Boulders
An excellent problem with a lot of movement. Works up the stand alone prow near Garden Variety. Start low and heal out right on a good ledge. From there work up to the inverted V pinch and left to the arete. From there it is a long committing move to the slopers on the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

Photos of The Garden Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
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" -...
BETA PHOTO: Same problem as the "featured picture" -...
whorf boulder, clearcut area  visible on google ea...
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
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