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Routes in Gardeners Wall

Brusin' and Cruisin' T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Impressions T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gobs of Nobs S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hanging Gardens T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hanging Tough T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Kreuser's Chimney T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Lickety Split S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Phantom missed the Opera, The T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Phantom, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Renaissance Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
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Elevation: 2,500 ft
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Shared By: Orphaned on Feb 15, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Gardeners Wall is a nice place to climb a few routes near Phoenix. It is noteworthy as pretty much the only multi-pitch formation in the northeast metro area. For the most part, traffic at Gardeners is mainly climbers looking to do the moderate classic routes such as Hanging Gardens (5.5) or Reinaissance Direct (5.7), but there are other fine routes here as well. Still, you're not going to have to deal with crowds here as it seems granite climbing near Phoenix is out of vogue.
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Classic Climbing Routes at Gardeners Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hanging Gardens
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Renaissance Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
The Phantom
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Hanging Tough
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Brusin' and Cruisin'
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hanging Gardens 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Renaissance Direct 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 2 pitches
The Phantom 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 2 pitches
Hanging Tough 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Brusin' and Cruisin' 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
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Forever Outside
Los Angeles, CA
Forever Outside   Los Angeles, CA
Climb one of the routes that summits Gardner's wall, then take the 3rd class off the back and hike over to Tom's Thumb, hit the summit of that, and hike out. Makes for a real badass day of climbing. Mar 18, 2017
Elias Jordan
Mazama, WA
Elias Jordan   Mazama, WA
We climbed a few routes to the right of Hanging Gardens (We had no guide book, or topo) and honestly got in some very hairy terrain. The climbing and pro wasn't too bad, but a good chunk of the rock that had older bolts near by was severely fractured, loose, and flakey. Wile rapping off some belay station I stepped on a flake and it collapsed sending a good child sized chunk of thin rock down the face.

Just a reminder to be very careful and thoughtful both while climbing, and rappelling. Apr 24, 2014
Tim Heid   AZ
Just as a note for alternative descents for most climbs on the wall if climbs below are occupied:

In addition to being able to walk off the back and around there are 3 sets of anchors that are accessible from the top.

The Phantom is the climber's left most and only requires one double rope rap to the base.

Renaissance Direct has anchors up top that are located right in the middle of the wall and requires two 70m single rope rappels(1 60m will not make it).

Hanging Garden's has the anchors most people will use and requires two double rope raps. Feb 6, 2012

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