Elevation: 6,830 ft
GPS: 34.273, -116.848 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Feb 12, 2011 · Updates
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Just a few minutes from the road lies this little sub area which I think is known locally as The Gardens. Knobby granite boulders amongst the pine trees on the north shore, with very nice views. Accessible for most of the year, and especially pleasant spring and fall.

These 10 to 15 foot high boulders offer some easy to moderate boulder problems. I use them for a quick fix when I don't have a partner, or with just the kids.

Sure there's more but this is just a little opener - explore and have fun.

Getting There

Head east towards Lucerne Valley on North Shore Drive, turn left on Myrtle and follow it until it tees with West Pioneer, turn left and park by the gate - there's limited parking here.

Walk through the gate and head straight up the hill, passing over a wide trail, the trail gets faint but goes up and right of a lone tree to the boulders - 5 minutes or so from the car.

Note
If anyone knows alternate names for the area or problems, or first ascents - I'll be happy to change the titles. I've been coming here for about 15 years, I've seen chalk but no-one else around.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Gardens

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 3
Route 16
Boulder
V0 4
 4
#17 Easter Island
Boulder
V1 5
 9
Route 9
Boulder
V2 5+
 5
Route 5
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
Garden Arete
Boulder
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Route 16
 3
V-easy 3 Boulder
#17 Easter Island
 4
V0 4 Boulder
Route 9
 9
V1 5 Boulder
Route 5
 5
V2 5+ Boulder
Garden Arete
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
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