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By John Knight
Dec 4, 2008
Garden Wall has a confusing series of bolts. There is some agreement on the routes (see topo), but the reality is you can make up several more variations by wandering back and forth and clipping whatever you want. Great place to TR beginners.

After leading one of the routes, cruise right into the Mountaineers Gully and head up Garden Party (5.7). Garden Party takes you to the top of P-Wall. You can then top rope a plethora of routes on P-Wall or head up to the summit.

Note - I did not include Garden O' Weedin' in the topo. GOW is the very dirty, lichen covered, veggie-tated route in the corner on the left side of Garden Wall. If you've climbed everything else, give it a try.
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Garden Wall is a great destination for beginners and beginning leaders.

Routes in the topo are:

A - Look Ma No Hands 5.6/5.7 (1 star) 3 (or 4) bolts. Move left at the small roof (5.7?) and clip 1 or 2 more bolts before the anchors. FA - Joe Potter & Ryan Bellow, 1989.

B - Madison Square Garden 5.6 (2 stars) 4 bolts. Move right at the small roof and follow the seam up easier ground to the anchors. FA – Pete & Carl Gulyash, 1982.

C - Woofs of a Wandering St. Bernard 5.8 (1 star) 4 bolts. Move up and left at the roof. FA – Joe Potter & Ryan Bello, 1989.

D - Doggie Style 5.8 (1 star) 4 bolts. Move right at the roof and work your way right and go up to the right hand anchors. The 5.9 move above the last bolt can be bypassed by moving up the seam to the left of the bolt and doing a small mantle move. FA – John Knight & Theron Moses, 2006.

Send me an e-mail if you want me to send you a PDF with the route descriptions on the same page.


Submitted By: John Knight on Dec 4, 2008
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