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Routes in Zen Garden

Bears Ears S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Buddha Belly S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Meet the Buddha S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mini Meditation S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Samsora S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tits on a Buddha S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Whiskey Lounge S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Zen Fen S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Zen Jen S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Zen Master S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Description

Typical Maple Rock. Great warm up in the morning keeping shade early. Great 9 and some incredible 10's

Getting There

Park at the bathroom and follow the trail leading to the pipe dream cave. About 400 yards off the road on the right will be the Zen Garden.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Zen Garden

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 211
Zen Fen
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 224
Meet the Buddha
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 135
Mini Meditation
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 63
Tits on a Buddha
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 141
Zen Master
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Bears Ears
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Zen Fen
 211
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Meet the Buddha
 224
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mini Meditation
 135
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tits on a Buddha
 63
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Zen Master
 141
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Bears Ears
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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icsteveoh
salt lake city, UT
icsteveoh   salt lake city, UT
Correct me if any of this information is wrong. I did it to the best of my knowledge. Jun 25, 2007
Great area. I was definitely on a "higher plane" after starting on Zen Fen and working my way left, ending with Zen master. The grade progression through these 3 climbs is Maple Canyon perfection! Big and beautiful trees keep things partially shaded in the afternoon.

Note: "Zen Master" now has separate anchors from "Meet the Buddha" (side by side, but not shared). May 8, 2017
Anyone know what the four are so routes left of Whiskey Lounge at Zen Garden are named/ rated. I checked the guide book (Knezek) and they were not in it. Climbed the one directly to the left of wl and it was moderate with fun little roof pull. I am curious about the rest over there... none looked hard but we headed over to cragganzenden after zen so didn’t climb them. Jun 12, 2018
^ there are actually 6 routes left of Whiskey Lounge. My take on them was the one just left was really great and they get easier, less interesting, and less clean as you go left. (from right to left: 9+ ,9, 8, 7, 7, 6) Jun 22, 2018
^ thanks dnoB, that sounds about right for the first climb to the left and what I could tell from the ground about the others over there was it gets easier the more left you go. I will check them out next time i'm in the area. I have a handful of beginner climbing friends so its always nice to find have an area with moderates and a few harder climbs for myself... plus the Zen Garden is just an awesome space Jun 29, 2018

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