Brusin' and Cruisin'
Avg: 2.7 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 100 ft|
|FA:||Pete Noebels, Dennis Abbink, Larry Treiber|
|Page Views:||905 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Tim Heid on Feb 6, 2012|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
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.
DescriptionStart on the 3rd class ramp of Hanging Gardens, but move right into the giant flake about 25' up.
Bruise you way up if you want to climb it like an offwidth and be prepared for a fight. Or Cruise it and take the more enjoyable way up, having a blast liebacking up for a long ways.
Most of it is very secure, but a short section about halfway through is a bit tougher. Get through this and cruise to where the flake ends. Then traverse left to meet up with the last 20' of Hanging Garden's.
Leading this would be pretty heinous and require a lot of really large gear. The best way to enjoy the climb is to set up a TR after climbing the first pitch of Hanging Garden's.
There is also a second pitch to this route that starts up the second pitch crack of Hanging Gardens, then veers up the face above. There's an old bolt up there somewhere as well as the occasional pro possibility (you have to wander a bit to get gear).