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Garden Wall

California > Central Coast > San Luis Obispo > Bishop Peak

Description

A good place to introduce new climbers to Bishop Peak. Probably the biggest collection of easy routes on the mountain.

Getting There

From the main trail, go up past the fence and just before it cuts back into the trees, head right on the climber trail. Head left at the first cut back. Follow this up to P Wall. Keep heading left until you find yourself with Garden Wall on your left.

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Garden Wall is all about low angle slab climbing.  A great place to hone your friction skills before leading on Shadow Wall.  Try the classic Madison Square Garden (5.6) or the variation Look Ma, No Hands (5.6/5.7).  You can also try the very weedy, Garden o' Weedin' (5.6), or Woofs of a Wandering St. Bernard (5.8).  A great spot for beginners & beginning leaders.
[Hide Photo] Garden Wall is all about low angle slab climbing. A great place to hone your friction skills before leading on Shadow Wall. Try the classic Madison Square Garden (5.6) or the variation Look Ma, N…
Garden Wall is a great destination for beginners and beginning leaders. <br>
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Routes in the topo are:<br>
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A - Look Ma No Hands 5.6/5.7 (1 star) 3 (or 4) bolts. Move left at the small roof (5.7?) and clip 1 or 2 more bolts before the anchors. FA - Joe Potter & Ryan Bellow, 1989. <br>
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B - Madison Square Garden 5.6 (2 stars) 4 bolts. Move right at the small roof and follow the seam up easier ground to the anchors. FA – Pete & Carl Gulyash, 1982. <br>
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C - Woofs of a Wandering St. Bernard 5.8 (1 star) 4 bolts. Move up and left at the roof. FA – Joe Potter & Ryan Bello, 1989. <br>
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D - Doggie Style 5.8 (1 star) 4 bolts. Move right at the roof and work your way right and go up to the right hand anchors. The 5.9 move above the last bolt can be bypassed by moving up the seam to the left of the bolt and doing a small mantle move. FA – John Knight & Theron Moses, 2006. <br>
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Send me an e-mail if you want me to send you a PDF with the route descriptions on the same page.<br>
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John
[Hide Photo] Garden Wall is a great destination for beginners and beginning leaders. Routes in the topo are: A - Look Ma No Hands 5.6/5.7 (1 star) 3 (or 4) bolts. Move left at the small roof (5.7?) and c…
Garden Wall routes, 18 April 2004
[Hide Photo] Garden Wall routes, 18 April 2004
Start the 4 pitch Backdoor route on Garden Wall.
[Hide Photo] Start the 4 pitch Backdoor route on Garden Wall.

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[Hide Comment] This is a fun wall to climb for beginners to intermediate climbers. The slabs are easy lead climbs to set up a top rope and then you can play in the corner crack system. The poison oak is Baaaaad. Apr 18, 2004