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Garden Arete V2 5+
Route 1 V-easy 3
Route 10 V1 5
Route 10.5 V0 4
Route 11 V0 4
Route 12 V0 4
Route 12.5 V-easy 3 PG13
Route 13 V0 4
Route 14 V1 5
Route 2 V-easy 3
Route 2.5 V0 4
Route 3 V0 4
Route 4 V-easy 3
Route 5 V2 5+
Route 6 V0 4
Route 7 V0 4
Route 8 V0 4
Route 9 V1 5
Elevation: 6,830 ft
GPS: 34.273, -116.848 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Feb 12, 2011
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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

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Had a great time exploring here today, thanks for posting the area. You can find boulders in sun or shade, if one was so concerned. Watch out for broken glass on the ground. Dec 11, 2014
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Thanks for the comment Chris. I could see V2. Dec 3, 2012
Chris Asencio
Hesperia, CA
Chris Asencio   Hesperia, CA
Been to this area a few times, LOVE the problems here even with the lichen. Not a big destination, but fun if your in town from Holcomb Valley etc. Dont believe im starting "Route 5" correctly, seems more V2ish. Nov 17, 2012
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
I have renamed this area from Myrtle Boulders to The Gardens based upon information gained form Rockclimbing.com. Mar 31, 2011

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