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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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.


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

Route #22 in the ?beta photo?.


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


Bear Creek, CO
percious   Bear Creek, CO
Well-protected. Oct 18, 2007
Julius Beres
Boulder, CO
Julius Beres   Boulder, CO
Well protected but still rather dirty. It might clean up and be a decent balance climb. We did this right after 2 days of rain and keeping the mud off your shoes was a challenge and for that reason I really didn't enjoy it. I was thinking of rating it a "bomb" but perhaps it would be more enjoyable if it had been dry for the last couple of days. Sep 13, 2008
Kyle Turner
Brighton, CO
Kyle Turner   Brighton, CO
Slab city - fun but pretty low angle. Oct 30, 2008
Eliot Augusto
Boulder, CO
Eliot Augusto   Boulder, CO
Totally looked easier from below. Went too far left around bolt 4 or 5 and got stuck in no holds land. May 21, 2014
Matt Pierce
Denver, CO
Matt Pierce   Denver, CO
What a dirty contrived POS. Waste of time. Apparently doesn't see much traffic and yes - harder than it looks from below. Nov 6, 2017