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Routes in Hanging Garden
|Aries T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Catnip S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13|
|Double Dare S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Double Ought T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Double Zues S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Enter The Void T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Fight or Flight T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|First In Flight T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Gnatty Pale T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Good, Bad, but not too Ugly. T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Hercules S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Lightning Thief T,S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R|
|Pooh Corner T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Porters Pooh T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Primal Rage S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Pygmalion S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Season in Hell S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Seth's Pooh (aka 'Come Out Swinging') T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R|
|Stars and Bars T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Sun Spot T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Super Crimp S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a|
|Whipping Post T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Zeus S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Type:||Trad, 110 ft|
|FA:||Steve Orthel and Frank Orthel|
|Page Views:||802 total, 14/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Westlake on Apr 8, 2013|
|Admins:||Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
DescriptionA bit thin and sustained for a newer 5.8 leader, but no stopper moves. Make sure you have enough small gear and climb carefully.
Start on a shallow corner angling up and left (it looks more difficult than it is). A very small nut can be used to protect the opening move.
Carefully work the shelf-like holds and occasional cracks, placing such pro as you can. Sling a nice rock horn and continue up, rock left, and work through the lightly overhanging but not outrageous face climbing above, negotiate a tricky small roof (probably the crux) and onto easier ground. Diagonal up and right into a short traverse to a weakness in the larger roof, slinging long through here.
Finagle some sub-optimal gear and crank through the juggy roof at the first slot anyway, savoring the exposure. Not quite as glorious as the Zoo View roof move, but pretty good.
Romp up and right to find a rap station slung around a large boulder under the final monster roof where First In Flight and Super Crimp begin.
LocationOn the left side of the face above the steep ascent gully that leads to the Hanging Garden.
Hike up the gully. Leave most of your stuff at the bottom. The base of the route is in a small flat area before a large tree just past the most difficult part of the gully (an exposed 5.1-ish move over a large block).
ProtectionLots of small gear, nothing larger than #1 C4. RPs may be helpful here and there.
Consider anchoring the belayer to the large tree up slope a little since the first moves are a little thin with small pro and a fall could take both on a fatal tumble.
A single 70m can rap directly from the boulder station into the gully (just below the hard move in gully). I think a 60m might work if you angle back up the gully - if not you can do another rap off the Hodadical Master anchor midway up the face which have been recently updated with new rings.
Alternately, go left and rap down into the Hanging Garden and hike back down the ascent gully.