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Madison Square Garden
Sport, 60 ft (18 m),
Avg: 1.7 from 19
FA: Pete and Karl Gulyash 2-82, on site, on lead.
> Central Coast
> San Luis Obispo
> Bishop Peak
> Garden Wall
Madison Square Garden is probably the best route on Garden Wall. MSG clocks in at a burly 5.6 and sports 3 or 4 bolts depending on how you climb the route. Head straight up to the small "overhang" about 25' up then work your way under it to the right. Clip all the bolts you run across. You can also go straight up over the small overhang for a variation called Look Ma, No Hands (5.6/5.7). Once you set up an anchor, top rope your own variations. Some nice views, no crowds, and a great place for beginners and beginning leaders.
Three or four draws and slings to set up the anchor.
[Hide Photo] Garden Wall is all about low angle slab climbing. A great place to hone your friction skills before leading on Shadow Wall. Try the classic Madison Square Garden (5.6) or the variation Look Ma, N…