Avg: 2.3 from 13 votes
|Type:||Trad, 190 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||1,953 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Joe Lee on Nov 1, 2007|
|Admins:||Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland|
Access Issue: Access: Details
For the moment, access to this area by climbers should be from a temporary trailhead/parking area that is located near the old Morrell's Wall Parking Lot area. From there, the new Tom's Thumb Trail leads up toward Morrells Wall, Gardeners Wall and on to Tom's Thumb. Please look for, and use designated climber access trails.
Starts with a straight in hand crack with some finger locks on a steep face. Pass a very old ring on a piton before making some sport moves to a fun mantle. On pitch two climb a short wide crack to the left. Continue up discontinuous cracks and then follow a low angle arete to fixed anchors at the peak. This last section is unprotected (and therefore the R rating) but pretty easy.
This route is located on the left side of the Gardener's Wall. Look for a dark water stain that gives the false impression of a corner. Getting to the start is a pain in the ..... You can't walk along the base of the wall to get to and from the routes on the right. So approach the route from the left or any way that works. Note that there is a short section of wide class five climbing to get on top of the boulder where the start of the route lies.