Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Ron Olsen, 8/15/07
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Shared By: Orphaned on Sep 19, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Before The Deluge is the only sport route in The Garden. It starts near the right-center of the wall, by a bolt about 10' up.

Climb past the first bolt to a stance (crux). This move can be done several different ways; climbing up the crack on the right and stepping left is easier (9); going straight up past the bolt is harder (10a). Angle left up a ramp past two more bolts to a ledge. Climb the slab above past two more bolts. Climbing straight up past the last bolt is harder (10a); moving left or right of the bolt is a lot easier. Continue up and right to the anchor on a pedestal about 10' above a large pine tree.

Belay from here if you're doing one of the upper wall routes (Showtime, Dutch Treat, Border Crossing, or The B Boys), or else lower back down.

The first ascent was done the day of a big rain and hail storm in Boulder. "I think it's going to rain", said Bob after we completed the pitch. We packed up and got back to the car, just as the storm rolled in.

Location

In the right-center of The Garden, by a bolt about 10' up the face.

Route #22 in the ?beta photo?.

Protection

5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor, shared with Fine Fir and Crackdown.

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