|GPS:||44.442, -122.568 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Peter Franzen on Apr 23, 2006|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
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DescriptionKnown to Willamette Valley locals for years, The Garden is one of the state's best bouldering areas. Tucked away in the forest near Sweet Home are a few collections of gigantic boulders with many great problems and potential for many more.
The area is generally separated into two areas: the main area and the Armageddon area. The main area is more developed although there is a ton of potential at both. There is some sport climbing here as well on a few 30-50ft. cliffs.
The rock in this area is generally quite good. There are lots of slopers and the problems are similar to those found up at Squamish. The cruxes of the problems tend to come towards the top due to the sloping rounded nature of many of the boulders.
Be sure to bring some sturdy brushes when climbing here-- there is a ton of moss on the boulders and due to seeing relatively little traffic they get overgrown quickly. Somewhere underneath all the moss there are undoubtedly plenty of yet to be discovered problems.
Getting ThereDrive 3.4 miles down Quratzville Rd from the Junction with 20. You will pass several forest roads on the left just before you come to the boulders. The Boulders will be somewhat hidden in trees on your left. There is a large opening about 100 yards past them with a cliff at the back of it to indicate you have gone to far. A pullout on the right about 100 yards before the boulders is the best parking. Please park completely off of the road. The trail leaves Quartzville Rd just below the boulders and is fairly obvious.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Garden
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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